Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 hrs
This is a great way to make split pea soup - just let it cook itself all day long. I like the addition of rice in this recipe.
- 2 cups cubed cooked ham
- 1 cup dried split peas
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup shredded carrot
- 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup quick-cooking rice
- In a 3 1/2-5 quart crock pot, combine ham, peas, onion, celery, carrot, parsley, thyme and pepper. Pour chicken broth and water over all.
- Cover; cook on low setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high setting for 4 to 5 hours. Stir in rice. Cover; let stand 5 minutes or till rice is tender.
This is definitely a bit different than my normal split pea soup! I guess that's why we try new recipes , right? For it to be different! :) I wasn't sure about the addition of the rice , but for me , it grows on you as you eat it. I actually really enjoyed it!! For some reason I could REALLY taste the Thyme , so I would cut back a bit on that , I don't know why it was such a strong flavor , 1/2 tsp isn't all that much when you consider the other amounts of ingredients. Anyway , it goes together in a snap , and I love that the crock pot does all the work! :lol: Thank you for posting Chris!!
Every Thursday night a group of us get together over a dinner that one of the "Thirsty Night Crew" prepares. We've been doing this for years and last night was my turn. Working from home means that I have to come up with something easy to cook, but delicious...lest I incur the wrath from the Crew. We had some leftover ham in the fridge, so I tried this recipe, substituting 1 cup of h2o with a cup of white wine (Sauvignon Blanc). It was a huge success and no leftovers were to be found. This is a discriminating group, however not snobby, and they loved the touch of rice in mix. I would highly recommend this for anyone who loves cooking with their crock pot, especially during the cold winter months. Chris really did me a big favor by posting this recipe. All kudos to him !