Pigeon Peas are a technically beans, but are called peas due to their small, round appearance. They are firm and nutty, with a slightly sweet, earthy flavor.
Soak overnight. Rinse and add to large pot, covering with fresh water. Bring to boil for 3 minutes, reduce heat and simmer until tender.
Storage & handling
Store in a cool, dry place.
This authentic Caribbean dish featuring our Pigeon Peas is a Puerto Rican favorite. The deliciously crunchy, caramelized crust of rice that forms on the bottom of the pan while cooking is referred to as “pegao,” and is considered a special treat.