Antigua & Barbuda
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Belize
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noun
A dish made from rice and peas or beans. Red kidney beans and gungo are commonly used. The dish is typically prepared with coconut milk and lots of seasoning.
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S
15 years ago

Did not know Trinidad use 'rice and peas' also. Thought it was peas and rice..

Jamaica
Jamaica
15 years ago

The guyanese have it backwards

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S
15 years ago

It could go either way, noh soh?..Or is this the thought process:l if you have more rice than peas, then is rice an peas, and if is more peas dan rice, den is peas an rice...?

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h
15 years ago

Rice is the dominant ingredient, therefore it's rice and peas.

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S
15 years ago

Awoah!

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t
15 years ago

in trinidad its peas in rice

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A
15 years ago

Well everybody got it wrong.Inna Belize we seh "Rice and Beans" with coconut milk and "Stew Beans and Rice" without.

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C
15 years ago

@wyvern in Barbados its the otherway round too.\r\nPeas and Rice... If you say it the otherway it is a tip off on who is outsider... lol

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Jmc
14 years ago

by The way am from costa rica, 23 years old and we also eat rice and peas, Limon costa rica.

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Philyny
14 years ago

Bey I couldn't resist, I'm from Bahamas and we call it Peas and Rice too.

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mick
14 years ago

We should take a vote, and see all who call it peas and rice.

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Abigail
14 years ago

Rice an Peas, but there's always a argument about calling them 'beans' instead!

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A
14 years ago

Yup it seem like only Belizeans does call it di carrect term.....B.E.A.N.S.

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Starboy
14 years ago

Spanish influenced and Latin countries say beans instead of peas. A hundred thousand variation on the same thing. In Guyana there's probably about 15 variation on the same thing depending on where you live and what you put in or leave out

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Ras Skipper
14 years ago

whats wrong wid allyuh? Gungo PEAS! Therefore Rice and peas, seen!

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stefey818
14 years ago

a rice and peas. jamaican style

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Gabs
14 years ago

check it. Bajans use all sorts o' tings in it. Mostly pigeon PEAS, split PEAS, black eye PEAS. And since it is more rice dan peas it is Rice & Peas for Baje. study yuh heads

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maneface
14 years ago

agrees @stefey818 lol

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L
13 years ago

lol I call it rice and beans, cause i'm from Belize ;)

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Yardstar7
13 years ago

 if the dish we are discussing is the traditional Jamaican dish pictured above, there is no debating it- it's strictly "RICE-N-PEAS" Mi a defend, seen!

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w
13 years ago

"rice an peas" in antigua an' all...

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SlightPeppa
11 years ago

Alyuh could talk rel shit yuh kno.. it doh matta wah alyuh call it.  Besides, in TRINIDAD, we call it PEAS and RICE. Because it not jus rice it have PEAS in it too. Because de blasted peas come first doh mean shit! LolÂ

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wrongone
11 years ago

It doesn't matter what you call it. Just eat it. It so nice.

Belize
Belize
Belizealldiweh
11 years ago

If it kidney bean it clearly rice an beans. If it gungo or any oda pea, dem rice an peas. It na matter where ya from beans a de beans. Peas a de peas. Zeen? Zeen.

Barbados
Barbados
KSH
7 years ago

You first prepare the peas and then you prepare the rice...peas and rice

Cuba
Cuba
Vueense
7 years ago

rice and beans in Cuba

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobzy
7 years ago

I believe that Haitians call it diri ask pwa~ rice and beans also

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobzy
7 years ago

Wait is diri kolé ak pwa the same as above

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobzy
7 years ago

I have question is diri ak pwa rice and peas

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobzy
7 years ago

Diri ak pwa rice and beans /rice and peas????????

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Zip
last year

yow look here man down here is rice and peas, rice dominate the dish