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Caribbean Pigeon Peas and Rice

  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 2 Teaspoon, divided
  Plantain 3 Ounce, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  Diced green bell pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Diced onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Jalapeno pepper 1 Small, seeded and minced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Tomato 1 Medium, blanched, peeled, seeded and diced
  Instant rice 1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked
  Canned green pigeon peas 4 Ounce, rinsed and drained
  Canned ready to serve chicken broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canadian style bacon 1 Ounce, diced
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon

1) In a 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of oil.
2) To the hot oil, add the sliced plantain.
3) Over medium-high heat, cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the plantain turns light brown, stirring occasionally.
4) Now, remove the slices from the skillet.
5) Dice the slices and keep aside.
6) In the same skillet, heat the remaining teaspoon of oil.
7) In this, add the bell pepper, onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic.
8) Over medium-high heat, saute for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the vegetables turn tender-crisp. Stir in between, as required.
9) To this, add the tomato and mix well.
10) Now, continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the vegetables turn soft, stirring frequently.
11) Now, add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
12) Over medium-low heat, cook the mixture for 3 to 5 minutes until all the liquid evaporates. By now, the flavors will blend well.

13) Serve the Caribbean Pigeon Peas and Rice hot along with tossed green salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Rice, Pea
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 519 Calories from Fat 55

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.7%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 6.9 mg2.3%

Sodium 358.8 mg15%

Total Carbohydrates 103 g34.4%

Dietary Fiber 7.1 g28.4%

Sugars 12.2 g

Protein 15 g30.3%

Vitamin A 28.3% Vitamin C 67.1%

Calcium 7.4% Iron 19.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Caribbean Pigeon Peas And Rice Recipe