As Gordon Ramsay always says "taste, taste, taste". Every recipe requires you to taste, so consider your taste buds your insight to the final dish. With that said, before adding seasonings to the pot, taste the pigeon peas to determine their texture and ensure they are tender enough. Similarly, once you've seasoned your coconut milk, taste to ensure you have the right salt balance. In stirring, try not the burst the scotch bonnet pepper, otherwise you'll be in for a very peppery gungo peas and rice meal. While this is a perfectly good recipe, different persons have varying levels of tolerance for salty, sweet, and spicy flavours. The importance of tasting is that it allows you to modify these flavors at every stage of the your meal preparation. A quick tip to achieving perfectly fluffy rice is to use a piece of aluminium foil paper or clear plastic to completely cover the surface of the rice and then cover with the lid. Do this when the rice is at the simmering stage under low heat.