Beans and Rice

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  1. Clean, rinse, and soak the beans or Peas in cold water for three or four hours or overnight. Drain.
  2. In a large cooking pot, combine the beans with enough cold water to cover them by two inches. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat.
  4. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender (approximately one hour).
  5. Stir in rice.
  6. Season to taste.
  7. Cover and cook until rice is done and all liquid has been absorbed (about twenty minutes).
  8. Remove from heat and let stand uncovered for five minutes before serving.
  9. Fluff with a fork, serve hot, as a side dish, or with any dish that is accompanied by white rice.