I like thyme combined with black-eyed peas in this simple yet hearty recipe.
Place 2 cups
of brown rice, 5 cups water, a generous sprinkle of garlic, pinch of
thyme, pinch of salt, and splash of oil in a pot. Bring to boil, reduce
heat, simmer 35 min.
In a separate pot, combine 3 cups of cooked
black eyed peas, 2 chopped tomatoes, 1 chopped onion, and 4 stalks of
chopped celery. Add about a half cup of water (more if beans are
drained) and a half vegetable boullion cube. Start simmering this when
the rice is 10 min from finished.
Once the rice is done, add the
rice to the beans pot and stir well. Simmer the entire medley another
5-10 min until most, but not all, the liquid is absorbed.