Rice with Peas

Rice With Peas Recipe

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@breezermom

This recipe is enjoyed throughout Central America. I serve Carne en Adobo over this rice dish. It also makes an excellent side dish.

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Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb
    salt pork, sliced
  • 1 tsp
    achiote or annatto seed
  • 2 medium
    green peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 c
    long grain rice
  • 1 Tbsp
    capers
  • 2 c
    water
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 medium
    tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 c
    fresh or frozen peas

How to Make Rice with Peas

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large skillet, cook the salt pork till crisp. Remove, drain, and crumble. Reserve drippings.
  2. Cook the achiote or annatto seed in the drippings for 5 minutes; discard achiote or annatto seed.
  3. To the drippings, add the green peppers, onion, and garlic; cook till tender. Stir in the uncooked rice, capers, 2 cups water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover; simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes and peas. Cover and simmer 10 minutes more or until the rice is done. Stir in the crisp salt pork.

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About Rice with Peas

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom




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