1 Syn Rice and Peas | Slimming World

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.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

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.

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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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1 Syn Rice and Peas | Slimming World

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portion 5 minutes 20 minutes

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234kcal 11

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1

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add the drained kidney beans & the Alpro coconut drink to a large saucepan with the onion, garlic, thyme & salt. Bring to the boil
  2. Meanwhile rinse the rice in a sieve until the water runs clear
  3. Once the Coconut drink has reached boiling point add the rice and stir
  4. Cover, reduce the heat & simmer for 20 mins or until the rice is cooked. You may need to add a little water depending on the brand of rice you use

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2 Comments
  1. Hi there,
    This was delicious but I found that the coconut drink was not enough liquid to cook the amount of rice in despite adding lots of water, it ended up burning the pan and just all sticking together, the small unburned bit I did try was lovely but unfortunately had to throw it all away.
    I followed you recipe 100% so any ideas where I could have gone wrong please.
    Many thanks & keep up the brilliant work
    Jan

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