Black Eyed Peas Pelau

With Old Years upon us that only means one thing for me; a black eyed peas recipe for good luck in the New Year.

black eyed peas pelau

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hr

Course: Rice Dishes

Cuisine: Caribbean, creole


  • 1 lb. blackeye peas soaked over night
  • 2 1/2 cups rice washed
  • 1 1/2 lb. chicken seasoned with green seasoning and marinated
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 carrot diced
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 pimento peppers chopped
  • 3 tbsp. coconut powder


  • Soak peas overnight, boil for 15 – 20 minutes. Set aside.
  • Season and marinate chicken. [Note: For a faster marinade add a little rum with the green seasoning. It works!]
  • Heat oil add sugar. When the sugar bubbles and looks golden brown add chicken. Stir to coat evenly. Let cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add peas, rice, carrot, pimento and celery. Stir Then add coconut powder and about 2 cups of water. Let simmer over a low fire until rice is cooked.Stir occasionally. [ Note: You may have to add a little water while the rice cooks.]
  • Adjust salt to taste. Serve hot.

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