Guyana Cook Up Rice


  • 3 cups long grained rice
  • 1 lb of pig tail or salt beef, cut up
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup gungo or black eyed peas, or any favorite type of beans.
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, whole. You may add another if you like it spicy.
This is a savory rice dish from Guyana. It is flavored with onions, garlic thyme, coconut milk and pig tails. It is absolutely delicious.
  • Boil the pig tails or salt beef until most of the salt has been removed.
  • Drain water and  in the same pan along with the meat add the onion, tomatoes, thyme, rice, coconut milk, beans, salt, pepper and rice.
  • Cook covered for about 30 minutes using medium low heat until all liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.

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