Caribbean Peas and Rice

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1 can kidney beans with its liquid (Usually has about 0.5 cup of liquid in it, we will use this for cooking)
1/2 can coconut milk (14.5 oz can)
1.5 cup rice
Water – 2 cups (as coconut milk and beans liquid will add up to 1 cup)

Ground all spice (from 5-6 seeds, optional)
garlic – 2 cloves
Yellow or white Onion (medium) – 1
1 scotch bonnet pepper (whole, do not chop up. Optional)

Thyme – 2-3 fresh sprigs

Salt – to taste

Combine all of the above in a rice cooker and cook (You can do this on stove top too). Remove thyme sprigs and bonnet pepper before serving.

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