Sunday, August 21, 2011

Savory Monday–Jump Up Rice


I learned this dish several years ago when dating a guy from Guyana.  His mother was an awesome cook and she made this amazing rice dish called Cook Up Rice.

She taught me how to make it but since there are some things I could find only in West Indian grocery stores I decided to alter the recipe for ease.  And I changed the name.  The original used a salted big tail that’s been boiled down and then you use the boiling liquid instead of stock; so I use stock :)  It also uses coconut cream.  I couldn’t find it so I used coconut milk.  Here we go!

Recipe: Jump up Rice

  • 1 cup split peas (green or yellow)
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbls olive oil
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Add peas to bowl and completely cover in water and let sit for 2 hours or overnight.  Drain when ready to use.

  2. In sauce pan heat olive oil and add garlic (you could also add onions but they are banned in our house)
  3. Once browned add tomatoes and coconut milk.
  4. Add peas, rice and stock.  Bring to boil.  Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Simmer until most of the liquid has gone.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Now I love this dish.  It always reminds my of the awesome trip I got to take to Guyana.  I say try this dish and you’ll love it too! 


This is Kaieteur Falls in Guyana and I got to visit it when I was there and it was amazing.  We had lunch right where this picture was taken.  So AWESOME!!!


This was paired with Smithfield Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin and bbq corn on the cob!  DELISH :)

Thanks for looking!

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  1. ooo, I like that it uses coconut cream. That sounds fantastic :) I am hosting a recipe party at my blog if you might be interested in submitting. I'd love to have you join in the fun :)

  2. This looks like something my hubby would like! Thanks for linking up!


  3. Wow! This rice looks delicious and your presentation is very impressive! I just found your site through a blog party and am happy to be a new follower. I would love for you to link your post up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

  4. Dinner sounded lovely! So wonderful that you made a trip to Guyana and what a great photo of the falls. Your adaptation of the rice dish looks lovely, great presentation too.

  5. I am so glad you substituted stock! This recipe sounds just wonderful, and I love the photos. What an amazing trip you had too! Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  6. This looks delicious! I love split peas and I love rice and I love coconut milk. So...yummy!

  7. I just love the peas and coconut milk in your recipe. It is a great combination for a great dish. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Thank you so much for linking your beautiful dish up at Savvy HomeMade Monday, Karen. We are partying again and I hope you will stop by! :)