A winter time favorite at our house. We always have it for New Year's Day while we watch football! Serve with a tossed salad and corn bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, and cook the onion, pepper, and celery until tender. Pour in the chicken broth, and mix in rice, black-eyed peas with liquid, diced tomatoes and green chiles, diced tomatoes, and garlic. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes, or until rice is tender. Add water if soup is too thick.

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Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 12.5g; carbohydrates 48.5g; fat 3.4g; sodium 869.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
OMG! I added a generous sprinkle of cajun seasoning, a squirt of hot sauce and some smoked sausage, and it was absolutely delicious. Served it with cornbread, which absolutely put it over the top. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/02/2006
As is this recipe is very bland and that's even after we added a ham hock during the cooking. However once we added Tabasco Worcestershire sauce and salt it was pretty good. Definitely needs additional spices. Read More
(55)
542 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 325
  • 4 star values: 155
  • 3 star values: 44
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2007
OMG! I added a generous sprinkle of cajun seasoning, a squirt of hot sauce and some smoked sausage, and it was absolutely delicious. Served it with cornbread, which absolutely put it over the top. Read More
(302)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
I make this alot in the winter for my family. Only difference from the original recipe is that I use dry black eyed peas, that is soaked overnight, and add either a spicy Italian or bulk sausage, or some cubed ham, and a splash of liquid smoke. Fix up a castiron skillet of homemade cornbread and you got a meal! This will be a part of our New Year's Day dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2007
This gumbo is excellent. The flavor is perfect without all the spices other reviewers felt they needed to add. I did use two cans of rotel tomatoes (instead of one rotel, one regular diced tomatoes) and omitted the celery (not a fan). I added carrots for color. I also cooked it at very low heat for much longer than recipe indicated, which may have accounted for the rich flavor. This was a big hit....served with corn bread as suggested. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
This is a great wintertime dish. I prepared this dish for a family function that I was hosting. It was delicious. Everyone loved it. I added 3 cans of black-eyed peas instead of 4. I also added creole seasoning salt and pepper beef smoked sausages (cut into bite sized pieces) and a cup of cooked pasta to the recipe. I forgot to add the green peppers but it didn't matter because it was great without it. My husband advised me that this is a "keeper." Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. We will enjoy it from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2008
Wow! This was good. And healthy which is always nice. I only added the can of tomatoes with jalapenos not the plain can of tomatos. Instead I added a box of frozen okra. I also added a tablespoon of creole seasoning mix (from this website) and some salt. Also about 2 cups of extra water. Mmm mmm good! I served it with Texas Spoonbread (yet another recipe from this site). We will definitely be having this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/01/2006
As is this recipe is very bland and that's even after we added a ham hock during the cooking. However once we added Tabasco Worcestershire sauce and salt it was pretty good. Definitely needs additional spices. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2007
I am always looking for healthy recipes that my 3 and 5 year olds my husband and I will like and this was a hit for all! I did add turkey kielbasa a the end and next time I will not cook the onion celery and peppers with the rice (they got too mushy). Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2007
This recipe is definitely easy and delicious. We like it a little less spicy so I used more regular diced tomatoes in place of the tomatoes with chilies and added chili powder to spice it up to where we wanted it. We loved the rice in it and it was great with cornbread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2005
Good but I had to add spices-- I added 2 tsp of Creole seasoning and 1 tsp of cayenne but that was too much cayenne so if I were to do it again I'd do half. I had some dried black eyed peas to use instead so I soaked them for 4 hours and then simmered them for around 45 minutes before making the gumbo. Since I didn't have the liquid from the cans to use I doubled the chicken broth. The end result was seriously spicy but filling and easy. Read More
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