Monday, May 5, 2008

Black Eyed Peas

This weekend was another busy weekend, so I wasn't cooking much at home. We subsisted on giant salads eaten out of mixing bowls and way too much ice cream.

I did have tons of fun cooking tortillas, salsa, and tamales at my Tex-Mex class, though! Everyone was really surprised how easy it can be to make tamales. Hopefully they'll give them a try on their own now...

Tonight I pressure cooked some black eyed peas and brown rice and made ED& BV's Blackened Tofu. Our salad was like coleslaw, but with broccoli added. It was a gorgeous day today, so we ate outside on the deck.

Here's the recipe for the Black-Eyed Peas and Brown Rice:
(This makes enough for about 8 servings)

3 cups brown rice
2 cups dry black eyed peas
3 smashed garlic cloves
1 onion, thickly sliced
2 vegetable bouillon cubes
3 Tbsp. tamari
about 16 drops of liquid smoke
1 tsp. paprika
1.5 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin
8 cups water

Combine everything in a pressure cooker over high heat. Bring up to pressure and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slowly. Serve with tons of hot sauce for the adults.


Hannah said...

Wow, only 10 minutes of cook time? I need to get myself a pressure cooker!

Cyn said...

Yum! Those black-eyed peas sound good, I'll have to try them out.

aimee said...

Hi, I just found your blog (can't remember from where I jumped)! Really only 10 minutes in the pressure cooker? I just bought one and I think this'll be my first recipe! 10 minutes? Thanks!

Liz said...

I know! Ten minutes is incredible! Now it does take a few minutes for the cooker to get up to pressure and to cool down. But I've been getting dry beans and whole grains on the table in 30 minutes, so my pressure cooker pretty much kicks Rachel Ray's ass.

Vegan Invasion! (Ashley Nicole) said...

Wow, that blackened tofu and black-eyed peas w/ brown rice looks DELICIOUS.

I seriously need a pressure cooker already.