Monday, March 8, 2010

MEATLESS MONDAY- Spicy Rice and Black Eyed Peas

Welcome to Meatless Monday! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready to take on another amazing week. I decided to spice things up this week (as I love spicy food) and give you a "hot" dish to melt those Winter Blues away. The recipe is simple, quick and easy. Hope you enjoy making it as much as I enjoyed eating it!


3/4 cup uncooked white rice*
1/4 cup green pepper, chopped.
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. red cayenne pepper
1 tsp. oregano
2 cloves of garlic
1 (15 oz) can stewed tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can black eyed peas, drained.
1/2 cup water

Mix all ingredients in a 10 inch skillet and bring to a boil. Cover, turn the heat down to low and let simmer for 25 minutes or until the sauce is incorporated. Serve.

*MWL Option: Substitute brown rice for the white and increase the water to 3/4 cups and the cooking time to 45 minutes. Or, use 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice and add it during the last 10 minutes of cooking (25 minutes total).

Happy Cooking!!

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