Bahamian rice & peas (Bahamas)

Bahamian rice & peas(Bahamas)
Bahamian rice and peas (Bahamas)
Bahamian rice & peas (Bahamas)

Bahamian rice & peas



  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 ounces sliced bacon, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 6 ounces tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 x can black eyed beans, with liquid
  • 1 2/3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, chopped


  1. Melt butter in a large, heavy saucepan over medium high heat
  2. Place bacon in the saucepan and cook until evenly brown
  3. Stir in onion and celery and cook until tender
  4. Mix in tomato, tomato paste and ketchup. Season with salt and pepper
  5. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking about 15 minutes
  6. Stir black eyed beans and their liquid, water, rice, and thyme into the saucepan
  7. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat
  8. Cook 40 minutes on low, or until all liquid is absorbed. Fluff rice with a fork.



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