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Rice with Pigeon Peas and Coconut

rice with pigeon peas and coconut Side Venezuela
Rice with Pigeon Peas and Coconut
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4

Rice with pigeon peas and coconut is one of my favorite Panamanian dishes. I tried this dish for the first time in my family's home in Panama, and I fell in love with it. The pigeon pea can also be found in Puerto Rican, Colombian and Venezuelan recipes. It's a small green bean that originated in India. You can find them fresh at local supermarkets in Panama. In the U.S. they can be found canned in coconut milk. The original Panamanian recipe inspires the version I’m sharing with you today. Let's get cooking! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
cups hot water
1
teaspoon cardamom oil
3
garlic cloves
1 1/2
cup long grain rice
1
can (15 oz) pigeon peas with coconut
1
teaspoon sea salt
1
teaspoon pepper

Directions

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  • 1
    Heat the water in a pot.
  • 2
    In another pot, add the oil and parboil the garlic. Add the rice and stir.
  • 3
    Add the can of pigeon peas and coconut and season with salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Add the hot water and cover.
  • 5
    The rice will be ready once the water has completely absorbed and rice is al dente. Serve and enjoy!

  • To achieve the best results, boil the water and don't add more than necessary.

Expert Tips

  • You can serve this rice as a side with fried chicken, grilled beef or pork loin.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Rice with pigeon peas and coconut is one of my favorite Panamanian dishes. I tried this dish for the first time in my family's home in Panama, and I fell in love with it. The pigeon pea can also be found in Puerto Rican, Colombian and Venezuelan recipes. It's a small green bean that originated in India. You can find them fresh at local supermarkets in Panama. In the U.S. they can be found canned in coconut milk. The original Panamanian recipe inspires the version I’m sharing with you today. Let's get cooking!

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