Confession: I didn't read the recipe thoroughly enough. I accidentally started with Black Beans rather than Black eyed peas. By the time I realized, it was too late. I liked the recipe overall but made some changes to it, so here's what I did: Besides using black beans, the only other change I made was that I didn't have green peppers, but I'm sure they would've been delicious! Next time I'll add more onion. I used 1 med. onion and it wasn't enough. I also added about a cup of chicken broth, since so many reviews said it was too dry. Probably not necessary, as mine was slightly soupy, but made reheating easier. Make sure to SOAK the beans and COOK the rice like the recipe calls for. Most of the bad reviewers, it seems, forgot to do this. I cooked this much longer than the recipe called for too-- about 8 hours on low (again, I hadn't thoroughly read the recipe before starting, and I'd planned on a long, slow-cooked meal). This timing was perfect: beans were done, but not mush. It filled my 4 Quart slow cooker practically to the brim. So I didn't fully follow the recipe, but it was very tasty, and I'll likely make again-- next time I'll just read it more thoroughly!
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Confession: I didn't read the recipe thoroughly enough. I accidentally started with Black...