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 blackeye pea portion is even better if made ahead & reheated while the rice is cooking the day it's served.
Cook sausage in a large frying pan, crumbling as it cooks. Drain fat from pan. Add green pepper & onion. Cook 5 minutes, stirring vegetables into sausage. Add garlic & cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes and seasonings. Stir well. Pour blackeye peas with liquid into pan. Cover & simmer while rice cooks.
Prepare rice according to package directions.
Spoon rice into bowls and top with blackeye pea mixture. Mix and eat.