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Black-Eyed Peas and Rice

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"Black-eyed peas with rice."
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9 h 5 m servings 274
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place black-eyed peas into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat; cook and stir ham until browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion, green bell pepper, and garlic; saute until onion is tender, about 10 minutes. Add black-eyed peas, water, bay leaves, paprika, salt, and black pepper; cover pot with a lid and simmer until peas are tender, 40 to 50 minutes.
  3. Remove bay leaves from black-eyed peas mixture and stir in rice. Simmer until all the liquid is evaporated, 5 to 10 more minutes.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 274 calories; 6.4 41.7 12.6 11 277 Full nutrition

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This is really, really good! So easy too. I used drained canned black eyed peas, more ham than was called for. (I had a bunch of leftover ham from the holidays) Added a few red pepper flakes ...

EXCELLENT! I'm a vegetarian and have been trying to mix it up with new recipes that work for both my omnivore guy and me. This is a keeper! SUBS: I used veggie bac-un for the ham, I used brown...

i sauteed the onion, bell pepper, and garlic for about 5 mins to give the olive oil a little more flavor. i also added 1lb of italian mild sausage and cooked that with the diced ham. i then fini...

I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out ok but it was really bland. The peas had a really nice flavor before mixing in the rice, but they just got lost. If I ever make it again, I wil...

It was delicious. However I thought 4 cups of rice was just too much for the amount of beans, therefore I did not add all of the rice. Next time I would increase the amount of beans. I would mak...