Caribbean Coconut and Pigeon Pea Rice

A variation of the traditional Dominican dish known as Moro de Gandules con Coco, this creamy, risotto-like coconut and pigeon pea entrée gets added flavour from sweet potatoes and toasted coconut.

20 mins Prep Time 40 mins Cook Time
20 mins Prep Time
40 mins Cook Time
  • Add the oil to a large pan over a medium heat. Add sweet potatoes, red pepper, onion, coriander, half the olives and the Mild Chilli Powder. Cook for three to five minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the pepper and onion are softened and the sweet potatoes are lightly browned.

  • Add rice, Cumin, Garlic Granules, Oregano, Smoked Paprika and Sea Salt. Cook and stir for two to three minutes, or until rice begins to look translucent.

  • Stir in the pigeon peas, coconut milk, water and tomato purée and gently bring to the boil. Reduce the heat over and simmer for twenty minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid has all been absorbed. Remove from the heat and leave to stand covered for five minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork.

  • Served topped with the toasted coconut and the remaining olives.