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Classic Jamaican Rice and Peas

jamaican-rice-peas RecipeRita Maas

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice (such as jasmine)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can dark kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Preparation

Combine the first 7 ingredients (through garlic) in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil. Stir in rice; reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook 20 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Remove pan from heat; remove the thyme sprigs and garlic, and discard. Gently stir in the beans. Cover and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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    Many island dwellers refer to kidney beans as "peas," so don't let the title fool you. This classic Jamaican dish is low in fat yet high in fiber, protein, and calcium.

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:363
Fat per serving:5g
Saturated fat per serving:5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:0.0g
Protein per serving:13g
Carbohydrates per serving:66g
Fiber per serving:11g
Iron per serving:3mg
Sodium per serving:323mg
Calcium per serving:46mg

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