I am from the South and it is a tradition to eat black-eyed peas on New Years Day. This was a creative way that my cousin and I came up with! The folklore says that the eating of black-eyed peas brings prosperity to you throughout the new year! Enjoy! And be prosperous! Serve warm with tortilla chips.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a small pot of rice and water to a boil. Cover pot, reduce heat to simmer and let cook 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

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  • In a large saucepan, combine rice, peas, tomatoes and chili. Stir the mixture over a medium heat until it is heated through.

Nutrition Facts

138.6 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 27.6g 9% DV; fat 0.6g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 372.7mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I served this on New Year's Day but substituted 2 cans of mexicorn for the rice and water and used 1/2 jar of hot salsa. One large bowl of black eyed pea salsa was gone. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2006
Bland bland bland. I had hopes for this recipe but could barely eat any. The only reason it's getting this high a rating was that I was able to make a meal out of it by adding some chicken and spices instead of having to throw it out. Still looking for a good new year's b-e-p recipe! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I served this on New Year's Day but substituted 2 cans of mexicorn for the rice and water and used 1/2 jar of hot salsa. One large bowl of black eyed pea salsa was gone. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2007
I was looking for a fun way to get in the New Year's black eyed peas and this recipe is a good place to start but very very bland as is. Here's what we added and it was a hit at our party: 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp lime juice 1/2 C finely chopped cilantro and salt to taste. It was really good. I will make it this way again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
this recipe does sound easy to prepare and delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
I followed recipies adding only spices cumin minced onion garlic powder and parsley. It came out great. Delish with or w/o chips. I think the addition of corn suggested by another reviews would be great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2006
Bland bland bland. I had hopes for this recipe but could barely eat any. The only reason it's getting this high a rating was that I was able to make a meal out of it by adding some chicken and spices instead of having to throw it out. Still looking for a good new year's b-e-p recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2008
I made this last year for new years and my friends are already asking if I will make it again for our party! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2009
This was not good. I took it to a potluck and it was avoided like the plague. The rice was odd in salsa. And made the mix mushy and bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2005
Normally I don't look forward to eating black-eyed peas on New Years Day but I tried this recipe to get rid of some stored cans of jalapeno black-eyed peas before moving and Wow! I loved it my husband loved it and even our 2-year-old son ate some. And now that I'm pregnant I'm actually having cravings for this stuff! Thanks for sharing and especially for the healthy craving! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2009
Good recipe however If you grew up in the South you must know that you must also have ham hock or hog jowl with those peas. Read More
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