The traditional Rice and Peas recipe contains quite a lot of coconut milk, which is pretty high in syns, so we’ve made this 1 Syn Rice and Peas version a bit more Slimming World friendly.
Regular coconut milk is at least 30 syns for a 400ml can, which would be at least 7 or 8 syns a portion. Even the low fat or light versions are around 15 syns for a 400ml can.
A perfect substitute for the coconut milk is Alpro Coconut Drink, which is 1 syn for 100ml. It gives that slightly sweet coconutty flavour without the added syn value.
This 1 Syn Rice and Peas dish is a great side dish to many Jamaican meals. In fact it’s perfect with our Syn Free Jamaican Oxtail Stew.
If you’re wondering about the ‘Peas’ in this recipe, they’re not what we would call peas. They’re actually dried beans, such as Kidney Beans or Black Eyed Beans. In the Caribbean these beans are referred to as “peas”. Hence the name.
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