Yummy Vegan Recipes by Vinna Best

Caribbean Pressure Cooked Rice and Peas Recipe by Vinna Best

Caribbean Rice and Peas is a delicious side dish. Give it a try; it’s easy to prepare! Main ingredients include long-grain rice, kidney beans seasoned with coconut for an authentic taste. Here is the step by step directions on how to cook rice and peas Caribbean style.


  • 200g dry red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 escallion, chopped
  • 1-3 clove garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 cup of creamed coconut
  • 200g long grain rice, soak, washed and rinsed in cold water
  • Salt, to your taste


  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Serves: 4 People


  1. On medium heat sauté the escallion, onions, and garlic, thyme, and creamed coconut in the oil until translucen
  2. Add the kidney beans and salt  400ml water and stir thoroughly.
  3. Cover the pressure cooker and set the timer to 10 minutes on high heat. 
  4. Then stir in the rice, then cover and set the timer to 10 minutes. The rice should be tender and water is absorbed.
  5. Let the rice and peas steam for up to 10 minutes for better results.
  6. Use a fork to fluff the rice and beans.
  7. Serve hot.
  8. Enjoy!
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