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How To Make Instant Pot Pigeon Peas Rice

For a super easy instant pot spin on Pigeon Peas Rice, you have come to the right place! This recipe is super simple and requires very few ingredients.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean, Haitian, International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Natural Release 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 560kcal


  • Instant Pot


Cook the Pigeon Peas

  • 2 Cups Dried Pigeon Peas
  • 6 Cups Water

Rice Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 2 Carrots Chopped
  • 2 ½ Tsp. Salt We used Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Cups Rice We used Jasmine Rice
  • 5 Thyme Sprigs
  • 1 Can Coconut Milk (13.5 Oz)
  • 4 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 3 ½ Cups Liquid 3 Cups of the pigeon peas water and ½ cup of water


  • Cook the beans in the instant for 30 minutes. Quick release when finished, drained, and reserve liquid to use later.
    On the instant pot, select sautéed. Adjust the time to 30 minutes. Next, add in the oil, then add the garlic, onions, and carrots. Cook until fragrant.
    Add the tomato paste; stir. Then add the peas. Stir and cook for an additional 1 minute.
    Steps 1 -4 Instant pot pigeon peas and rice
  • Add the rice, salt and pepper. Stir to well combine. Now, add in the liquid from the peas and water. Stir once.
    Add the coconut milk. Stir to mix well, add the thyme. Cover with the instant pot lid. Seal and cook for 12 minutes on high pressure; or simply select the rice button on the instant pot.
    steps 5 and 6



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*** Calories are estimated per serving


Serving: 6People | Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 1376mg | Potassium: 1614mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 57mg