Lamb Pelau

Lamb Pelau

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Rice Dishes
Cuisine: Caribbean
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • 2 cups rice uncooked
  • 1 tin peas and carrots 425 g
  • 4 pieces of lamb shoulder or 1 1/2 lbs lamb cut up into cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 hot pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 pimento peppers
  • 4 sprigs chive
  • 4 leaves big leaf thyme
  • 3 sprigs fine leaf thyme
  • 12 leaves chadon beni
  • 25 g of coconut powder or 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Water


  • Cut up the lamb into 2 " pieces. Season with the garlic, big leaf thyme, chive, onion, chadon beni, pimento pepper, fine leaf thyme, and salt. Marinate for at least an hour.
  • Add about 2 cups of water to the pressure cooker and add the marinated lamb. Pressure cook for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside. Save the stock for later.
  • Caramelize the sugar. Add the lamb. Stir it up to evenly coat with the sugar. Then let it cook it its juices for about 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk and the lamb stock.
  • Then add the rice and a little water and simmer for a about 15 minutes or until the rice looks half cooked. Then add the peas and carrots. Add the hot pepper and some water and simmer for 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Adjust salt if necessary. Set the flame on low to evaporate the rest of water. Remove the hot pepper (make sure not to burst it).
  • Serve hot with a side of cole slaw and a piece of ripe Zaboca (Avocado).


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