I love soup. This black eyed pea and wild rice soup is super fast to make, and it's healthy and vegan. Usually I get home from work super late (like midnight). I am STARVING, and I want something fast and healthy to eat.
On this particular night, I raided my pantry and freezer and threw this soup together in 30 minutes! I made?giant croutons for it too. You just tossed some bread in olive oil, and brown it in a pan.
I think I have had a can of black eyed peas in my pantry for like two years. I bought them for a New Years recipe (that I never made), and I just forgot about them. But now they are making their debut!
I started with some wild rice I found in the back of my pantry (again who knows how long I've had it, but that's the great thing about pantry items!). I toasted the rice in a pot with some olive oil.
It's happy rice! Then add some tomato paste, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir for a minute or so. Then dump in about 3 cups of broth, a bag of frozen vegetables, and black eyed peas. Bring the soup to a boil, and then reduce it to a simmer and cover for 20-30 minutes! Then scarf it down and pass out (like me).