Heat 1 T oil in a heavy skilet with a tight-fitting lid on medium heat. Add rice, stirring for 5 minutes or until grains are lightly roasted. Add broth or water, cover tightly and cook for 45 minutes.
in the meantime, saute onion, zucchini,summer squash in the remaining 1T of oil in a separate pan. When tender, add the tomatoes and black-eyed peas. Keep warm. When the rice is done, mix in the vegetables, add fresh herbs and season to taste.