Black-Eyed Peas Cook-up

Need a black-eyed peas recipe? We have something different than the over the stove beans and rice. Try making a black-eyed peas cook-up!

Cook-up rice is a traditional Guyanese one-pot rice dish that consists of rice, a variety of meats, and fresh herbs that are cooked in coconut milk. It’s definitely a great option for New Year’s day! Check out the ingredients for this classic black-eyed peas cook-up recipe from our O.G. Multi Cultural Cooking Network site.

The first Image is the black-eye peas cook-up being prepared and the second image is the final result.

3 lb boneless chicken thigh (or whatever meat you like)
2 lb medium shrimp (optional)
1 medium onion
½ bunch green onions
4 cloves garlic (or 2 tsp garlic powder)
3 tbsp soy sauce (optional)
Hot pepper to taste
5 sprigs of thyme
1/2 cup of chopped parsley
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 medium tomatoes
2 bouillon cubes (chicken flavor)
2 tsp Goya Adobo
2 cans of black-eyed peas
2 stalks of celery with lots of leaves(diced)
1 sweet red pepper (optional but looks good)
4 tbsp vegetable/olive oil
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
2½ cups rice (parboiled or jasmine)
1 coconut or (1 can coconut milk)
3 cups of water

See the instructions for black-eyed peas cook-up. (Recipe by MCCN contributor Grace Oliver)


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