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- 6 slices bacon
- 1 medium onion, diced
- ½ cup diced celery
- ½ cup diced bell pepper
- 4½ cups water
- 2 packages Uncle Ben's Original Recipe Long Grain and Wild Rice
- 3 cans black-eyed peas
- 3 jalapeños, seeded and diced
- Dice bacon, brown in large Dutch oven, remove bacon, and reserve 2 tablespoons of grease in pan.
- Add onion, celery, and bell pepper, and sauté 5 minutes.
- Add rice and seasoning packet, water, and black-eyed peas; cover and simmer 25 minutes.
- Add bacon and jalapeños, cover and heat 5 to 10 minutes more.