Rice and Peas are a staple throughout much of the Caribbean from Spanish, to French, to English speaking islands. The only thing to consider when ordering this authentic Caribbean side is that us West Indians can be a little lax with names. So, when we say “peas,” we really mean practically any legume — actual peas like pigeon or cowpeas, plus kidney beans and everything in between could make the cut. Whatever you get, it’s sure to be a better choice than a burger and fries!
Basically, any time you order a "plate" in a local eatery you can expect to receive this filling and fantastic side, just don't be surprised if it's different every time you order it!