Bahamian Pigeon Peas n Rice


  • 1-1/2 cups boiled pigeon peas, drained (keep liquid)
  • 2 cups of long grain rice
  • 4-1/4 cups of water including stock from peas
  • 2 oz of vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 slices of bacon, (optional) 1/2 diced
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 oz of tomatoes paste
  • 1 tsp. of browning sauce
  • 1 tsp dried whole thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. of our Bahamian spice salt
  • Black pepper
  • Bahamian Hot Pepper Tonic or Island peppers to taste


  1. In a 2 quart saucepan, heat oil, sauté the bacon (optional) for a few minutes
  2. add onion and thyme and continue to sauté adding the tomato paste.
  3. Pour in water
  4. add the peas, browning sauce, spice salt, and black pepper to taste.
  5. Add the hot peppers for more zest
  6. stir in the rice.
  7. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  8. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
  9. Lower heat and adjust seasonings to taste
  10. Over low heat, cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until the rice is tender.

Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 35 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

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