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How To Make White Rice with Peas - Recipe, Video

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In this video, Chef Sydney shows you how to make a savory white rice and peas.


  • 1 Cup of rice
  • 1/2 Cup of frozen peas
  • 2 Cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bullion paste (you can substitute for bullion in powder form)


  • Add the tablespoon of olive oil to a sauce pan and heat up on medium heat.
Add tablespoon of olive oil

Add tablespoon of olive oil to sauce pan

  • Add the rice. Stir until most of the rice turns white - about 3 minutes
Add rice and stir until white

Add rice and stir until opaque

  • Slowly add the water (this will make a big fuzz, so let an adult help you in this step) then add the peas and salt. When the water starts boiling, cover the pan and turn heat to low
slowly add water and peas

Add water and allow to boil 

  •  Simmer until water evaporates
simmer until water evaporates

Simmer cover until water fully evaporates


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White Rice With Peas Nutritional Highlights

(The Stuff That Fuels Your Body)

White Rice 

  • White rice contains 4 grams of protein per 1 cup serving, which helps keep you full and build muscle. 
  • Tasty Tip: Opting for brown rice or whole grain varieties of rice is a healthier option due to its higher fiber content.


  • Peas, a type of legume, are high in protein and fiber, making them a very filling food. They also contain more than 34% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin A, making them great for maintaining healthy eyesight and immune system. 

Olive Oil

  • Considered a "healthy fat," olive oil contains antioxidants, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K.
  • These are known to help promote a healthy heart and brain.

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