Split Peas Rice

Split Peas Rice

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Rice Dishes
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 6
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • 2 cups uncooked rice washed
  • ½ lb. dry split peas cooked
  • ½ cup saltfish flakes boiled
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • ½ cup ochro sliced
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 sprig chive finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed and finely chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1 small sweet pepper chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Chadon Beni finely chopped
  • 1 small bouillon cube optional
  • 2 tsp. tomato paste
  • Salt to taste about 1/4 tsp.
  • 1 hot pepper optional
  • Water


  • In a deep heavy pot cook the onion and garlic in the oil until golden brown. Then add the ochro and cook until tender.
  • Add the tomatoes and saltfish. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add some water and stir often so the ingredients don't stick to the pot.
  • Then add the split peas. Pour some more water and cook for about 5 minutes. Add all the seasonings, peppers and tomato paste to the broth.
  • Pour the coconut milk and mix. Add the rice and more water to cover all the ingredients. Cover the pot and leave for about 15 minutes to simmer.
  • Uncover the pot and stir the rice often to ensure that the rice don't stick. A little more water may have to be added if rice needs to cook a little bit more.
  • When most of the water has evaporated and the rice is tender remove and cool before serving.


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