Happy New Year Lucky Black-Eyed Peas and Rice

For the first time, I actually made black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day like you are supposed to for good luck.  Yay!

I cooked the black-eyed peas quickly, thanks to my new Instant Pot pressure cooker, but you can use canned beans or cook them slower on the stove.  I served this over some brown rice (made 1 cup dry to go with this) with my favorite sauteed kale and also a new cucumber salad.  You can make it spicier and top it with hot sauce.  Here’s to a wonderful 2015!

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  • 1 1/2 cup dry black-eyed peas, rinsed (or 2 cans of black-eyed peas)
  • 5-6 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger + 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 4 cloves minced garlic + 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp reduced sodium tamari (or to taste)
  • pinch of red pepper flakes

Pressure cooker directions:  Combine black-eyed peas, 5 cups water, 1 Tbsp ginger and 4 cloves minced garlic in pressure cooker.  Cook on high for 10 minutes.  Drain, reserving some of the liquid.  Combine black-eyed peas, 1/3 cup of reserved liquid, 2 tsp ginger, 2 cloves minced garlic, tamari, and red pepper flakes in a sauce pan and cook on low, uncovered for 15 minutes.  Serve as directed above or as you wish.

Stove top directions:  Combine black-eyed peas, 6 cups water, 1 Tbsp ginger and 4 cloves minced garlic a pot.  Simmer, covered, until tender (about 1 – 1.5 hours).  Drain, reserving some of the liquid.  Combine black-eyed peas, 1/3 cup of reserved liquid, 2 tsp ginger, 2 cloves minced garlic, tamari, and red pepper flakes back in the pot and cook on low, uncovered for 15 minutes.  Serve as directed above or as you wish.

Canned directions:  Drain the canned black-eyed peas.  Combine black-eyed peas, 1/3 cup of water, all the ginger, all the garlic, tamari, and red pepper flakes in a pot and cook on low, uncovered for 15 minutes.  Serve as directed above or as you wish.

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