About this recipe: Pelau is a stew from Trinidad made with either beef or chicken. The unique flavour comes from searing the meat in caramelised sugar then simmering with rice, coconut milk and chickpeas. Serve accompanied with slices of tomato, avocadoes or cucumber.
My family is Grenadian and we eat Pelau too. We don't use coconut milk but it could only make this great family favorite better.Very easy to make since it's all in one pot. - 19 Apr 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I had to use kidney beans in place of the pigeon peas, but otherwise made this to spec. It's unbelievably simple and good. I look forward to enjoying this for many meals to come. Nice recipe! - 03 Jul 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I ended up using the entire can (~1.25 cups) of coconut milk and approximately a cup of beef broth (which really boosted the flavour)-the rice need much more liquid. The recipe is mild and the milk gives it a beautiful creamy texture. While I wasn't thrilled with the result, my husband quite liked it. I think this will be a "back-pocket" recipe for any time I need to feed someone who isn't a fan of spice but loves protein and rice! - 12 Sep 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)