Eating black eyes peas on New Year’s Day for good luck and prosperity for the coming year is a long-held tradition in the South. We at Kilimanjaro  Foods thought we’d put our own spin on this custom by creating our version of this dish: Palava Rice and Blackeyed Peas

1 1/3 cups of long grain rice
2 cups of water
1 15 ounce can Blackeyed Peas

Combine rice,water, and KFI Palava in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cover reduce heat and simmer for 12 minuets. Add blackeyed peas and simmer for 3 minuets or till rice is tender.

We’re sure you will love this tasty dish and we wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!


“Is it alright to substitute ingredients?” We sometimes get this question from people we share our recipes with and, though substituting ingredients is always a matter of personal taste and preference, we highly recommend that our sauces be used with our recipes since we crafted them around our signature gourmet sauces.

Our Ginger Syrup, Jerk Sauce, Brown Sugar Syrup and Palava Sauce all have very unique flavor profiles and each recipe is designed to use those flavor profiles to their fullest. Other sauces and syrups don’t use the same ingredients, aren’t composed the same way and, therefore, don’t taste the same. So if you find some of our recipes interesting, please make sure to use the Kilimanjaro sauce or syrup mentioned in the recipe for maximum flavor.