Pelau is a brown rice pilaf from Trinidad where the meat is first seared in caramelised sugar and then simmered with coconut milk.
This stew is usually made with pigeon peas, but they are difficult to find.
Something else. A seriously awesome recipe. Just add a touch of salt, to taste. A teaspoon should be plenty... - 05 Jun 2011
Altered ingredient amounts. Loved the flavour, even though we left out the pigeon peas. Based on past reviews, I automatically added 1 cup beef stock, in addition to the water, and a full 400ml tin of coconut milk instead of 1 cup. The rice needed twice the time to cook to our desired texture, and the beef would probably have been more tender if I cooked it longer. - 29 Sep 2008
Something else. I don't use coconut milk, the way this done is perfect, with coconut milk it loses all that lovely colour and becomes stickly and heavy. Stick to the Trini recipe, its a winner. - 31 Jan 2010