I love this recipe because it's easy, quick and so versatile. You can change the herbs & spices to make it to your liking. One of our favorite alternatives uses Cajun spices. The blackeyed pea portion is even better if made ahead & reheated while the rice is cooking the day it's served.
I was never a black eyed pea fan till I had them in this dish. Oh… my…. gosh. It’s wonderful! You can serve it alone or with brown rice which goes extra good with it. FYI did you know they eat black eyed peas in the south for luck?