Lucky Black Eyed Peas with Rice & Bacon

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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

5 5

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.

5 5

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.