This slimming friendly Jamaican Rice and Peas is a great side dish for anyone counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!
The traditional Rice and Peas recipe contains quite a lot of coconut milk, which is pretty high in calories, so we’ve made this Jamaican Rice and Peas version a bit more slimming friendly.
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 👍
A perfect substitute for the coconut milk is Alpro Coconut Drink, which is much lighter whilst still providing that slightly sweet coconutty flavour.
This Jamaican Rice and Peas dish is a great side dish to many Jamaican meals. In fact it’s perfect with our 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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