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Peas and rice


Wash peas and soak overnight in 500 ml (1 pt) water.
Grate the coconut. Pour on 500 ml (1 pt) water. Squeeze well through a damp cloth.
Heat oil in a heavy-based saucepan. Add onion and cooked meat and fry gently for about 15 minutes.
Drain peas and add to saucepan. Stir well for 5 minutes.
Add about 250 ml (1/2 pt) water. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30-40 minutes, or until peas are tender. Add coconut milk, rice and salt to taste. Stir well, cover saucepan again and boil rapidly for 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 25 minutes, or until rice grains are fluffy and separate. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Serve hot.Serves 3-4.
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