Low-fat rice and peas


  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 3 cups of water
  • ½ Onion
  • 1 tbsp coconut powder
  • ½ Green pepper
  • ½ red pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Spring onion
  • Fresh thyme
  • 1 Tsp Low-salt all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 unbroken scotch bonnet pepper
  • 2 cups brown basmati rice


1. Add kidney beans (including the liquid) and 3 cups of water to a large saucepan and place on medium heat

2. Add onion, coconut powder, green and red pepper, garlic, spring onion, thyme, seasoning and a whole unbroken scotch bonnet pepper to the saucepan and simmer for 7 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, rinse the rice in a sieve until the water runs clear

4. Remove the scotch bonnet pepper from the mixture and leave to simmer until the rice is cooked.

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