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Hearty Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Stew

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 15

Why I Love This Recipe

Called “kunde,” this hearty vegetarian stew comes from East Africa. Made with protein-rich black-eyed peas and flavorful, vitamin-A rich tomatoes, served over brown rice and topped with peanuts, it’s a hearty dish that makes a great meal!

Ingredients You'll Need

2 teaspoons peanut oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can (15 ounces) black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups ready-to-serve canned, hearty tomato soup
3 cups cooked brown rice*
1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts


Heat oil in a medium, non-stick saucepan. Add onion. Cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

Lightly mash peas with a fork. Add peas, tomatoes and soup to onions in saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened to a stew-like consistency. Add water or more soup if too thick.

Put 3/4 cup rice in each of four bowls. Serve stew over rice. Top with peanuts.

Tip: Cook rice the night before to save on preparation time.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 450; Total fat 13g; Saturated fat 2g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 680mg; Carbohydrate 69g; Fiber 10g; Protein 14g; Vitamin A 30%DV**; Vitamin C 25%DV; Calcium 10%DV; Iron 20%DV

**Daily Value

Per serving, this dish provides from MyPyramid: About 1 cup Vegetable Group,

1 1/2 ounce equivalents Grain Group; 2 ounces Meat and Beans Group

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