This recipe has long been in the making, everyone tells me I make a hell of a good pelau so it was only a matter of time before I post a recipe here on my blog. I have some recipes floating around in some online groups, but this one will be the first one for the blog.
Pelau is a one pot dish and it’s a true Trinidad dish, no other island one pot dish can even come close to the Trini Pelau, don’t get me wrong, I love a good Jamaican Rice and Peas and a Guyanese Cook up Rice, but the pelau is still one of my favorite one pot rice dish.
If you are a vegetarian or vegan, you can still enjoy this dish, just omit the chicken, add some extra veggies and you’re good to go.
The Amazing Trinidadian Pelau, Chicken Pelau
Trinidad and Tobago is the third richest country by GDP (PPP) per ca-pita in the Americas after the United States and Canada. Furthermore, it is recognized as a high income economy by the World Bank. Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, the country’s economy is primarily industrial, with an emphasis on petroleum and petrochemicals. The country’s wealth attributes to its large reserves and exploitation of oil and natural gas.
Trinidad and Tobago is known for its Carnival and is the birthplace of steel-pan, limbo, and the music styles of calypso, soca and chutney. Trinidad and Tobago is one of the most bio-diverse nations in the Caribbean and has a wide variety of flora and fauna. – Wiki