I took over one of Zach’s recipes. Oops.
He actually discovered this through a YouTube video of Marco Pierre White and we adapted it to fit our own kitchen. It’s a very tasty dish and extremely easy to make.
Note: I have no idea if this actually is Jamaican-style cooking. I’m going with the name because Marco says he had this exact meal in Jamaica. Who am I to argue with a famous chef?
What you’ll need:
- 3 cups brown rice
- 6 cups chicken broth/stock
- 6 chicken drumsticks
- 2 tbsps garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1-2 tsps cumin
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- a bag of frozen peas
Step 01: I assume I’m not the only person who understands that cleaning your chicken is common sense, so there’s no reason for me to tell you to do that. Toss the brown rice, chicken broth, drumsticks, and seasonings into a large stock pot.
Step 02: Cover and boil for 30-45 minutes. Check it periodically to make sure your rice isn’t burning.
Step 03: Once it’s finished, remove from heat, toss in the bag of peas and stir until they are completely cooked. (Optional: Add some basil, put the lid back on, and let it sit for a few minutes…still off the heat.)
Step 04: Serve!
The problem with this dish sometimes is that the brown rice comes out pretty al dente. Before you add the peas, I recommend testing your rice for tenderness. If it’s not to your liking, add a little more water and boil for another 10-15 minutes.
If you’re looking for an easy meal, though, this is pretty great!