Cook-up Rice Recipe

Cook-up rice


1 cup parboiled rice
1 lb black eye peas
1 lb chicken or beef
1 onion (chipped)
2 cloves garlic (chipped)
2 tbsp soya sauce
1 coconut or coconut milk
1½ cups of water
6 okras
1 tbsp cooking oil
Salt and hot pepper to taste
1 chicken bullion cube
Sprinkle of black-pepper


  • Soak black eye peas overnight.
  • Grate coconut; add water to grated coconut.
  • Squeeze grated coconut in the water. Strain the mixture, and pour the white liquid (coconut milk) in cooking pot.
  • Cut up the chicken and season it with salt, black-pepper and soy sauce.
  • Fry chicken for about 5 minutes in oil.
  • Wash rice and add to the pot with coconut milk.
  • Add soaked black eye peas.
  • Add fried chicken.
  • Add bullion cube, thyme, onion, garlic and whole okras.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover pot and cook with medium heat for about 40 minutes until rice is soft and liquid is absorbed.
  • Garnish with chipped shallot blades.

Note: Cook-up rice can also include a variety of other ingredients. These include green leaf vegetables (callaloo), cabbage, salt-beef, beef or any other meat, fish and shrimp. It must be noted, too, that cook-up can be prepared cooked in a pressure cooker for 10 minutes.

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