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Black-Eyed Peas and Brown Rice Recipe


When I was growing up, my grandparents made black-eyed peas every year on New Year's Day for good luck and prosperity throughout the year. Black-eyed peas also happen to be good fiber sources and rich in potassium and iron, so it's a total win-win.  In honor of my grandparents (who are now resting in Heaven), I'm starting a new tradition this year with my own family in their honor. Happy New Year!

This recipe is my toddler boss-inspired remix of the Southern fave, Hoppin' John minus the pork and brown rice subbed for white. Try it and let me know if you love it as much as she does!

RECOMMENDED AGES:  12+ months.  Click here to download our easy baby food reference chart to keep track of what foods you can introduce to your baby and when.

SUGGESTED PAIRING:   Try making this while you're wearing the Apronini in Eva and your little one is decked out in the Burpa Bib in Saturday Seersucker in Baby Pink or Baby Blue.


PREP TIME:  10 mins 

COOK TIME: 1hr, 10 mins


1/2 lb dry black-eyed peas, rinsed and sorted

4 cups low-sodium organic chicken broth

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup chopped sweet onion

1 cup chopped green pepper

1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1 14.5 ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes (preferred brand: Muir Glen Organic)

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper


*Since brown rice takes about an hour to cook, plan ahead to make it at the same time as the beans are cooking.

1.  Soak beans in the chicken broth in a large bowl while you prep the other ingredients.

2.  Add olive oil, onions, green pepper and garlic to a straight-edge sauce pan and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.

3.  Pour beans with chicken broth and tomatoes in the pan. Add salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil for 2 minutes. 

4.  Cover, reduce heat to simmer and cook until beans are tender, about an hour.

5. Remove from heat and let stand covered for 10 minutes.

6. Serve over brown rice.

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Riche Holmes GrantHey Haute Mamas! I'm Riche Holmes Grant, a modern mom + mompreneur who designs smart + stylish products that make your mommy gig easier. 

When I'm not busy taking orders from my #miniboss, I'm contributing to or in the kitchen whipping up delicious family-friendly creations in my BambiniWare Apronini.

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I live in the Washington, DC area with my husband and daughter. Follow our adventures on Instagram via @BambiniWareLife!



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