29 – 30 oz. canned black-eyed peas, with their liquid
15 oz. diced tomatoes, with their liquid
4.5 oz. canned chopped green chilies, with their liquid
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions, peppers, celery and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 8 – 10 minutes.
Add the rice, cumin, black pepper and the bay leaf and stir it for about one minute until the rice is glistening. Add the broth, peas, tomatoes and chilies. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer it, uncovered, for 15 – 20 minutes until the rice is tender and much of the liquid is absorbed. Remove the bay leaf before serving.
Tip: For a meatier meal, brown 1/2 lb. sausage with the vegetables, or stir cooked shrimp into the finished dish.
Preparation and Cooking time: 30 minute(s)
6 servings, about 2 cups each
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