*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                          PIGEON PEAS & RICE SALAD
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Main dish
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Pigeon peas
                         -OR- black-eyed peas
    2                    Garlic cloves
    5                    Sprigs of fresh thyme
    1       t            Sea salt
    1 1/2   c            Brown rice
    1                    Celery stalk -- diced
    1                    Red pepper -- diced
    4                    Green onions -- chopped
    1       c            Tomato, chopped
    4       tb           Lemon juice
    4       tb           Olive oil
    1       t            Honey
      1/4   ts           Salt
      1/8   ts           Black pepper
    2       ts           Fresh thyme
    1       tb           Caribbean spice blend*
   * A combination of garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, yellow mustard,
   paprika, cumin and crushed bay leaf may be used in place of purchased
   Caribbean spice blend.
   Pick over and rinse peas well.  In a saucepan over medium-high heat,
   bring peas, 3 cups water, garlic and thyme sprigs to a boil.  Reduce
   heat, cover, and let simmer for 45 minutes, adding 1/2 teaspoon salt
   towards the very end of cooking time.  Drain peas and remove thyme
   and garlic. Refrigerate until well chilled.
   Meanwhile, cook rice in a saucepan containing 3 cups of boiling water
   and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Reduce heat, cover, and let cook for 45
   minutes or until water is absorbed.  Let rice cool.
   In a large bowl, gently mix together chilled peas, cooled rice,
   celery, red pepper, green onions and tomato.
   In a container with a tight-fitting lid, place lemon juice, olive oil,
   honey, salt, pepper, thyme and Caribbean spice blend; shake well.
   Pour dressing over salad, tossing gently to coat.  Chill salad until
   ready to serve.
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