Thursday, January 1, 2009

Black-Eyed Pea Gumbo

Black-Eyed Pea Gumbo

1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped
2-1/2 stalks celery, chopped
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup brown rice
2 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas with liquid
1/2 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
1/2 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
*I also added carrots, cilantro, turkey bacon, and Cajun seasoning

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.

Note to self: don't buy the Hot Rotel ever again. I like to think that I am more tolerant to hot peppers than most people but this stuff was HOT! I think I will stick to the regular Rotel and add cayenne to taste.

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