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Changed a few things for personal preference's sake. I used vegetable broth instead of just plain water to give it a little more flavor, and cut back to just one onion. I also used olive oil instead of sesame because it was what I had on hand, and canned peas, and turnip greens instead of mustard greens. Hearty, delicious on white rice. Will definitely make again.

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Karen1808 March 18, 2012

We really loved this! I was really surprised by the complexity (and meatiness) of the flavor, and never would have thought that smoked paprika, butter, and sesame oil would have produced that result. I used pinto beans (all I had on-hand) instead of black-eyed peas, but otherwise followed the recipe as written. I will definitely make this again, once our farmer's market starts back up and I can get some mustard greens. Thanks so much for sharing this!!

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Aunt Cookie December 29, 2010

This was very good! I used a can of black eyed peas rather than frozen, added 3 strips of diced bacon (put them in with the onions), and 2 cups of chicken broth instead of water. I mixed it in with the brown rice to make it more of a one-dish meal than a soup. It was delicious and I'm sure I'll make it the next time I have mustard greens!

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ramartin42 April 08, 2010

For a quicker meal, I substituted two cans of black-eyed peas (drained and rinsed), and used a quart-sized box of vegetable broth instead of two quarts of water (these changes also meant I needed to decrease the quantity of salt called for in the recipe). I used all the other ingredients and quantities as listed. This was delicious and SO good with brown rice! The leftovers were even better-- I'll definitely be making it again!

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JLathrop January 17, 2010

This was a great warming meal, but it had a bit more to it than a usual soup or stew. I think the sesame oil with things like cumin and garlic is the thing. I did a few things differently: omitted the butter, used [gasp!] canned peas, and used kale rather than mustard greens because that's what was available at the store. I also just served this with a multigrain baguette rather than over rice. It's a tasty and healthy meal that works well as a make-ahead...put the cooled pot in the fridge and just re-simmer when you're ready to enjoy it. The 'sturdy' greens can take all that punishment and still stay green!

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Meredith C-ville December 09, 2007

It is really hard to go wrong with black eyed peas in my house. DH loved this delicious soup. I used canned peas to make this a quick to fix dinner. I tossed the mustard greens into the soup and allowed to cook until tender. This was served over brown rice, about 1/2 cup per serving. I will be freezing leftovers for a later date.

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PaulaG November 21, 2007

A good and spicy lowfat dish that sticks to your ribs. I slow-cooked frozen BE peas for 5 hours or so then added canned/drained turnip greens (personal taste)to cook for another hour or so. I didn't measure the hot pepper flakes but probaly used a tsp. or more. Lots of flavor and easy to make. Thanks for posting your recipe.

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SusieQusie November 10, 2007

My DH said this was a 6 star.

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Nyteglori October 04, 2007
Black-Eyed Peas With Mustard Greens and Rice