Lambayeque, in the north side of Peru, is a tranquil place full of history, farming, and boasts one of the best cuisines in the country. The locals say that the quality of their products has to do with the characteristics of their soil, and the reason for which their vegetables, herbs and fruit are truly extraordinary.
This rice full with peas dish is very traditional in the region, and homage to the fresh green peas, which are abundant and delicious. It is definitely a homemade dish, and the perfect garnish for the famous guisos lambayecanos (local stew), for the sudados de pescado (steam fish) or the secos de cabrito (goat stew). It also accompanies the typical cecina, traditional from the region.
In Peru, peas are harvested riper than in other countries; that's why they require a longer cooking time.