Now that I am married, and can try a whole bunch of different foods, I have come up completely flat in my attempts at making rice and peas (like you would eat in a Jamaican restaurant).
I tried using the recipe in my rice cooker manual but it came out horribly gross. Then I tried cooking red kidney beans, some tomato paste and long grain white rice together but my husband said that it was nowhere near what I was trying to achieve. In all honesty the second attempt was just as bad as the first and my husband forebade me from trying it again without a proper and decent recipe :S :)
Anyways, can you help me? Also, what beans do I use? I was using kidney beans but my husband insists that the rice we had in Jamaica was made with smaller red beans, so I went to the grocery store and purchased a can of small red Mexican beans.
Finally, I have to tell you that besides risotto, I can't cook rice. It always comes out terrible and that's why I love my rice cooker; perfect rice everytime....except when I'm trying to make rice and peas.