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Jamaican Style Farro & Peas

Farro & Peas

A healthier spin on traditional Jamaican rice and peas

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Resting time 12 hours
Total Time 1 day 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 297 kcal


  • 1 cups red kidney beans soaked overnight in water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 clove fresh garlic peeled
  • 2 tbs pure coconut cream can substitute coconut milk if desired
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper if desired
  • 2.5 cups organic Farro rinsed and drained


  1. Place the kidney beans in a medium sized saucepan and cover with water. You want the water to be atlease 1" above the beans. Add the salt and garlic, stir and cover.

  2. Simmer on low for approximately 30 minutes, until the beans are softened but not mushy.

  3. Add the creamed coconut, fresh thyme and scotch bonnet and simmer until the coconut has completely melted.

  4. Add the Farro and gently stir to combine. Cover and simmer on low until the Farro has cooked, about 30 minutes more.

  5. Add water as needed to completely cook the Farro.

  6. Remove the garlic, pepper and thyme stalks before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Farro & Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 303mg9%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 43IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.