"The basis of almost every Jamaican meal is as ubiquitous as the sunshine on the island in typical snack bars. Although the court name suggests that it is half peas this must not necessarily be the case. There are even more widely used for kidney beans.
These are cooked along with the rice and lots of sharp spice in coconut milk. Rice and peas are supremely suitable as an accompaniment to ""Hau Ruck"" chicken, a similarly spicy poultry dish."