Family Tested & Approved
cooked ham, chopped
Wash peas; add five cups boiling water.
Parboil three minutes. Remove from heat, cover and soak four hours.
Saute onion and garlic in oil until onion is tender.
Add soaked peas, ham, 1 1/2 cups water and seasonings.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until beans and rice are tender (approximately 25 to 30 minutes). Remove bay leaf before serving.