How to Make Cookup Rice

Cookup rice is a all in one preparation, although any kind of meat , fish also, can be used i prefer beef. This meal can also be prepare with out any meat just add a little more peas or beans. Its superb when eaten with pepperpot


  • 1 lb fresh beef
  • 1/2 lb corn beef (salt beef)
  • 1/2 lb beef tripe (optional)
  • 1 lb dry pigeon peas or 2 tins
  • Black eye can also be used
  • 1 pint rice (parboil or basmattie  parboil takes a little longer to cook)
  • 1 1/2 tins coconut milk
  • 1/2 head garlic(chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 stalk celery (chopped)
  • 4 head scallion/shallot(chopped)
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tps dry
  • 1 medium hot pepper
  • 1 punch fresh basil (chopped)or 1 tea spoon dry
  • 4 beef bullion
  • 1 potspoon oil
  • 1/2 tbs sugar
  • salt if needed


  • Soak dry peas over night if not using peas in tin
  • Wash all meat and cut into small pieces
  • Heat oil in pot/pressure cooker
  • add all meats and fry allowing all juices to evaporate
  • Add all other ingredients  EXCEPT RICE , MILK AND PEAS IN TIN
  • Add 3 cups of water boil or pressure until meat is 3/4 tender you may need to pressure for 7 minutes on high, if boiling you will need to add water as needed
  • add soak peas and allow to boil  until peas is tender-ish  NOTE black eye boils before pigeon peas, if you are using tin peas then you will add that with the rice
  • Add rice and milk
  • Stir and taste add salt if needed
  • Cover and allow to simmer for a few minutes
  • Add 2 cups water , cover and simmer on low heat  for 10 minutes
  • Check rice for tenderness, add little water in needed
  • When rice is 3/4 done remove cover and allow liquid to evaporate
  • Cover and remove from heat
  • allow to sit for 10 minutes
  • NOTE okra and or spinach can be added when rice is 1/2 done the okra head and tip must be remove if the tips cann cut easily discard it , will not cook

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