Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pigeon Peas and Rice

Transcribed January 25, 2011 from this handwritten note kindly written down for me by Dixie Sawin's mother several years ago. Trinidad and Tobago origin.
3 c boiled rice
1 c canned pigeon peas (also called gandules)
1 c mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, green beans)
1-1/2 c onions, tomatoes, celery, cilantro, green onions, bell peppers, coarsely chopped together
2 T ketchup
3 T soy sauce
1 t each: garlic powder, parsley flakes, and crushed red pepper
salt and black pepper to taste
1 to 2 T butter (optional)
Heat 2 T oil in a large pot. Add pigeon peas, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, bell peppers, and ketchup. Saute about 3 minutes. Add boiled rice and mixed vegetables, mixing well. Add garlic powder, parsley flakes, and crushed pepper. Stir and continue to cook another 5 minutes. Add soy sauce. Stir well, coating rice and vegetables. Season with salt, pepper, and butter.

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