Vegetarian Pelau

In this recipe Baidawi shows you how to cook a tasty vegetarian/ vegan pelau and achieve great flavor with no meat!

6 pimentos
6 cloves of garlic
1 large onion
1 cup diced pumpkin
1 cud diced carrots
1 can green pigeon peas
2 cups of rice
3 cups fresh coconut milk
1 teaspoon spice blend, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg
3 Bay leaves
1 scotch Bonnet pepper
2 tbsp tomato paste
3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp brown sugar
4 sprigs of Spanish thyme
6 leaves of shadon beni
1 bundle of chives

1. Starting off with some oil in a pot, we going to brown the sugar until it goes frothy and dark.
2. Make sure to drain as much liquid as possible from your peas before adding, ideally they should be totally dry because we want the peas, spices and aromatics to saute before the addition of liquid.
3. Make sure the peas are well coated then add your chopped onion and saute that for one minute.
4. Add the spice blend and saute for 30 seconds
5. Add garlic, saute for 30 seconds
6. Add pimento, saute for 30 seconds
7. Add pumpkin, carrots, herbs, tomato paste and season with salt and black pepper. Saute for one minute
8. Add rice and combine well
9. Add 3 cups coconut milk
10. Add bay leaves and a scotch bonnet pepper then cover and allow to simmer on low to medium heat for 15 minutes.
11. Remove the hot pepper then add fresh herbs to finish it off.
12. Serve & Enjoy!

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