Coconut pigeon pea rice

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Hello Everyone!

Today I bring you a truly traditional Dominican recipe. Especially common in the East, where everything has to be cooked with coconut: Coconut pigeon pea rice!  Even though my mother’s family’s from a near area it is my wife’s family that really come from the heart of the region and my mother in law has been my true master in Dominican Northeastern food.


Coconut pigeon pea rice


  • 4 cups of rice
  • Garlic paste
  • A cilantrico bush, a celery shaft and a couple of sweet peppers.
  • Green pigeon peas.
  • The milk of one coconut
  • Onion
  • 1 cubanela pepper and leek
  • Cilantrico
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 1 spoonful of tomato paste.
  • Salt


Lightly fry the onion, cubanela pepper, cilantrico, leek and pigeon peas along the coconut milk. Use as much fluid as rice (4 cups of fluid, compensate water and coconut milk) When the water boils, add the rice and allow it to dry off while constantly removing. When it dries off, cover, and lower the fire to the minimum for about 30 minutes.

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About Arturo Féliz-Camilo

Escritor. Consultor. Historiador. Cocinero tradicional Dominicano. (Writer. Consultant. Historian. Dominican traditional food cook)
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6 Responses to Coconut pigeon pea rice

  1. Beautiful photo… just wanted to stop and say thanks for being such an active part of erecipecards… Love your recipes…

    All of your recipes show up here…

    Great body of work (so far)… Keep submitting 😉

  2. Thanks Dave! I appreciate so much your support!

  3. Louise says:

    I am absolutely delighted you found me on twitter. Your blog looks delicious and I am now craving Pigeon Pea Rice.

    Thank you so much for sharing. I must add you to my sidebar so I visit more often.

    P.S. It took a bit of navigating but I did find this English site. Thank goodness!!!

  4. Louise says:

    There is no doubt in my mind that I will, Arturo.

    If you get a chance, may I suggest you visit another blogging friend of mine. Her name is Gloria at Canela Kitchen. She blogs from Chile in both English and Spanish, (I think) She is not on twitter as far as I know but she has a wonderful blog and is a great supporter!!! Let me know if you want her link. In the mean time, you’re in my sidebar too!!! Thanks!

  5. Thank you! of course I want her link! I’m always searching for fellow foodies!! Thanks a bunch!

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