Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Southern Living; good and easy. A New Year's Day classic.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion and garlic in butter until onion is tender.
  2. Stir in black-eyed peas, chicken bouillon, rice, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  4. Serve with additional crushed red pepper.
Most Helpful

Nurse Di! Made this last night. Dahling and I inhaled it! Sauteed some celery with the onion and upped the garlic and chicken broth. Added a bay leaf, 1 tsp hot sauce and a little Italian seasoning, plus some diced ham. Used frozen black-eyes. WOW!!! Thanks a bunch!!!!

Boopster January 25, 2003

I have to admit, I added a few things - I added celery (3 ribs chopped), 3 bay leaves and cubed cooked ham (from ham steaks). I used Better than Bullion with water for the 2c of broth. I also added some cayenne. This was PERFECT! Ralph's just happened to have a container of cooked black eyed peas so I thought I'd try it. Delicious! I love the texture and flavor of the peas! I did saute' the onion, celery and garlic in about 1Tbsp of bacon fat with 1Tbsp of butter. It got rave reviews!!! Thanks for the recipe!

Babychops January 09, 2015

UPDATED REVIEW: Over the years I've come to like beans in general more than I used to, including black eyed-peas, and have to say, this recipe is really wicked good. Thank you so much for posting the recipe. We've been having it every New Year ever since I found it, and would happily make it more than once a year, too. ;-)

OLD REVIEW: This was totally edible. That might not sound like much of a compliment, but coming from someone who hates black-eyed peas as much as I do and subjects herself to them once a year only because it's lucky tradition, it is a *huge* compliment! :-) For the most part, I just found it really salty, so I'll try this again next year but maybe using real broth instead of bouillon and adding a bay leaf and some other spice like others have suggested. Thank you for posting a recipe that made a dish I usually dread something not all that bad to look forward to! Happy New Year!

SJBG January 01, 2013