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Trini Kitchri (Split Peas Rice) Recipe

Yield: 6 to 8 Servings


Dried Split Peas - 200g

Pimento Pepper - 1/8 cup (finely chopped)

Diced Carrot - 1 1/2 cups

Diced Pumpkin - 1 1/2 cups

Diced Onion - 1/4 cup

Garlic - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)

Chadon Beni/Culantro - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)

Scallions - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)

Scotch Bonnet Pepper - to taste (finely chopped)

Margarine - 4 oz

Uncooked Rice - 3 cups

Salt - to taste

Black Pepper - to taste


  1. Wash split peas.

  2. Submerge in boiling water and allow to cook over low heat until tender (about 30 minutes). You want the peas to mash up in your hand when squeezed together.

  3. Once the peas is ready, add all the remaining ingredients.

  4. Stir until margarine is fully dissolved.

  5. Cover mixture with water.

  6. Cover pot and allow to cook over medium heat until rice is fully cooked (about 25-30 minutes) ensuring to check periodically to ensure the bottom of the pot isn’t burning. You might have to add more water depending on the size of your pot and the level of heat it is cooking on.

  7. Once rice is cooked, taste for salt and enjoy!

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