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Caribbean Quinoa and Peas

Quinoa And Peas

This flavorful quinoa and peas is a twist on the Caribbean favourite of Rice and Peas. The whole family will love this tasty rice and peas alternative.
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 120 kcal


  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 2 Cup Quinoa
  • 3 Cups Vegetable Broth or Water
  • 1 Cup Cooked Peas i.e. Pigeon, Kidney
  • 1 Small Onion Diced
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 1 Scallion
  • 3 Thyme
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper


Prepare Peas

  • Cook Peas until near tender or use canned peas.


  • In large pot bring vegetable broth (or water) and coconut milk to a boil.
  • Add cooked peas.
  • Add scallion, thyme, scotch bonnet pepper, garlic and onions.
  • Add seasoning to taste i.e. salt, black pepper, onion powder/garlic powder.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Add quinoa and stir.
  • Cover and boil on medium high for 5-10 minutes or until liquid evaporates to same level as quinoa.  Stir frequently to prevent from sticking to bottom of pot.
  • Set heat to low and allow quinoa to slowly cook and liquid to evaporate. Stir occasionally.
  • Quinoa should be ready after 20-25 minutes
  • Allow to sit uncovered for 5 minutes
  • Share and enjoy!!!


If possible try to rinse your quinoa before usage using a fine gran mesh strainer. Standard size strainers wouldn't work as these are very fine grains.
Keyword Quinoa, Red Peas, Rice