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Rice With Frozen Black Eyed Peas

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Ingredients
  Frozen black eyed peas 10 Ounce (1 Package)
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Whole cloves 7
  Black peppercorns 7
  Rice grain 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Either take out the package of frozen black-eyed peas an hour before cooking and defrost just enough so the peas separate, or cover with water in a pot, bring to boil, and simmer just until the peas separate.
Drain.
In a 4-quart heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil over medium heat.
When hot, add cloves and peppercorns and fry until they, expand (10 to 20 seconds).
Put in the rice and black-eyed peas and fry for 5 minutes.
Add the garam masala, salt, and 3 cups water.
Bring to a boil, cover, lower flame to very low, and leave for 35 minutes.
Lift cover to see if rice is done.
If not, cover and cook another 5 minutes.
Turn flame off.
Covered rice will stay warm 15 to 20 minutes.
To serve: Place on a warm platter, gently breaking lumps with back of large spoon.
Garnish with Fried Onion Rings, if desired, or serve plain.
For Western meals try serving this with pork or lamb roasts and chops.
It is also good with roast duck.
Or try it with a German or Polish sausage accompanied with grilled tomatoes and mustard or beet greens! For an Indian meal, have it with Pork Chops Cooked with Whole Spices and Tamarind Juice.
Serve some kind of yogurt dish with it.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pea
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes

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