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 is a Puerto Rican favorite, traditionally served at holidays and celebrations. 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.