Basmati Rice, Black-Eyed Peas and Sunflower Seeds

Basmati Rice, Black-Eyed Peas and Sunflower Seeds

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Recipe Rating: 4.0005
Serves 8
Mushrooms and red bell peppers combine with black-eyed peas in this flavorful vegetarian entrée. Sunflower seeds add a crunchy finish, but pumpkin seeds taste great with this dish, too.
Ingredients: 
  • 2 cups raw basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Gluten-free tamari
  • 6 cups cooked black-eyed peas* (or 4 (15-ounce) cans, rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
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Method: 
Place rice in a fine mesh strainer and rinse until the water runs nearly clear, about 1 minute. Transfer to a medium saucepan and add 3 cups water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and rest with the lid still on for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, mushrooms, red pepper and tamari. Cook, stirring often, until mushrooms release their liquid, about 7 minutes. Add black-eyed peas and salt and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Spoon black eyed-pea mixture over cooked rice, garnish with sunflower seeds and serve.

*If preparing beans from scratch, soak overnight and cook on stove top or in pressure cooker until tender. Learn to Cook Beans
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 390 calories (70 from fat), 7g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 790mg sodium, 66g carbohydrates, (9 g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 15g protein.
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