African Black Eyed Peas Rice

Aaj Pakao Lobia – 1 Packet

2 cups vegetable stock
1 cup long grain rice (uncooked parboiled)
1 onion (medium, chopped)
1 carrot (diced)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons tomato sauce (or paste)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (powder)
1/4 teaspoon all spice
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Wash and drain par-boiled rice until water is clear. Soak in water – for 30 minutes. Keep aside
  • In a pan add olive oil, when hot add the carrot and onion sauté until onion is translucent
  • Add spices and salt stir for 1 minute on medium heat. Add the tomato sauce stir and then add the stock
  • Cover and let the mixture come to a boil
  • Add the rice and the Aaj Pakao (Lobia) black-eyed peas, stir and when it boils again cover tightly and reduce heat to the lowest
  • Let it cook for 20 minutes, uncover and stir, cover again and let it cook on low heat for 10 more minutes
  • Serve hot