Hey , Melda two for two family .
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So today I will be preparing Bahamian peas and rice .
Yes , peas and rice .
If you want to see how this is prepared , continue watching .
On my cutting board , I have a half of a medium onion .
A stick of celery , a half of a bell pepper and a medium ripe frozen tomato cut up , chopped up .
I have a tin of pi pigeon pee dried pigeon peas , hunts tomato paste , red pepper flakes , salt and some Crisco corn oil and of course a £2 package bag of PABA rice .
Now I'm frying down the onion and the celery first in about two tablespoons of the , of the Crisco oil because they take long , they take the longest to , to cook .
Now I'm smashing one clove of garlic , keeping my um , onion and celery in the oil , giving it a quick stir .
And then I'm going to add to that .
The ripe tomato chopped , ripe tomato , OK ?
And I'm gonna stir that together .
Mixing it in that one wasn't cut .
That piece isn't cut all the week .
So just trying to separate it with my , with the spoon .
That's about a half a table , half a teaspoon of salt .
Oh , not a table and a teaspoon of pepper flakes .
Now , here I am pulling the leaves off off of the , um , thyme , just the leaves and then I'm gonna put the , the stems in as well .
Now , we don't eat the stems .
The stamps adjust to help with the flavoring to that .
I'm going to add my green bell pepper .
That's a half and the clove of garlic .
I didn't add those in with the onion and the celery because they tend to cook the fastest and I don't want them burning .
So that's why I fry the onion and the salary first .
Now I'm racing off the top of the , of the pea pigeon pee and the hunts tomato paste because in the food store it's dust and everybody touching and all that .
When you open it , whatever's on the outside on the top of it is gonna go into it .
So rinse it off first .
That's the , I'm opening with my manual opener .
I need to get a , an electric one .
I had one but it went bad .
So doing it manually .
I'm getting it though .
I'm an island girl so I know how to do it just to be careful with those cans .
Now I'm gonna add some browning to that just to give it a nice color when it's finished .
Nice brown , brownish color .
I'm gonna add it to um the pigeon pee to it .
That's a tablespoon .
I'm gonna get two of those .
Uh two of those of tomato paste to my pot peas and rice .
Two tablespoons of hunch tomato paste hunts is my favorite .
By the way , it's nice and thick .
I'm gonna mix that through .
Mix that together .
Nnnn boy .
What a fuck .
Just have to hold the pot with the towel because it's hot .
This is my favorite pot .
This is my favorite pot .
I love it .
It never disappoints me .
Now I'm gonna add like a half a a half of a teaspoon of garlic salt .
Mix that through .
00 this smells good .
Now it's ready for the rice .
I'm gonna add this £2 this entire pack of this £2 Mahatma rice and now I'm just mixing everything together , coating my rice before I add the the water mix mix mix mix .
Now this red container holds two cups each .
So that's two cups and the other container would be four cups .
So that's four cups of water to a £2 package .
Package of boil Mahatma rice .
Now it might look white now but when it boils down , it's gonna turn brown .
I'm giving it a quick taste .
Need some more salt .
I'm just adding a little bit more salt and stir that through .
I put a cover on , on the top of the pot that's after five , 5 to 8 minutes must pass and giving it a check .
I'm giving it a stir .
Please check .
Now I'm giving it a quick mix after most of the war has the salt .
All right .
Get it .
I don't want it to stick .
So I'm just gonna give this to .
Now I'm gonna cover it up again , cover it up again and then I'm gonna reduce the heat .
It was on medium .
I turned it down on medium low .
All right , looking good .
So now we have Bahamian peas and rice .
Make some today .