Lucky Black Eyed Peas with Rice & Bacon

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A light, easy dish for when you're ready to take a break from heavy meals. This recipe is supposed to serve 6 but it didn't go that far at MY table. No reason to stop at half the bell pepper - it could have used more. Also that "dash" of cayenne should be increased by quite a bit!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat until crispy.
  2. Drain off all but 1 T of the drippings.
  3. Add onion; cook, stirring, until lightly browned, 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in red pepper and garlic; cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  5. Add rice; cook, stirring, until lightly colored, about 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in chicken broth, peas, salt, thymeand peppers; heat to a boil.
  7. Cover; reduce heat.
  8. Cook until rice is tender, about 10 minutes.
  9. Stir in parsley.
Most Helpful

Very simple, and quick. I was in a hurry, so I simmered the rice with the broth while cooking the bacon and preparing the other ingredients. This seemed to work out just fine. I kicked it up a notch with some Caribbean hot sauce as a condiment.

Ntwiebe June 22, 2008

Tasty and healthy. I would plan on twice the recommended time to simmer the rice, about 20 minutes or 45 minutes for brown rice. Great flavor and quite simple to make.

sugarpea May 09, 2004