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       Title: WEST INDIAN RICE AND PEAS WITH TEMPEH
  Categories: Vegetables, Main dish
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       2 c  Uncooked brown rice
     1/2 c  Unsweetened grated coconut
   2 1/2 tb Vegetable oil
       4 c  Water
       1 c  Dried black eyed peas
            -(soaked for 5 hours
            - at least)
       3    Bay leaves
       1 md Onion; chopped
       3    Garlic cloves; minced
     1/4 c  Vegetable oil
       1 sm Chile; sliced
     1/2    Red or green bell pepper
       8 oz Tempeh; cubed
       1 pn Fennel (generous pinch)
            -salt & pepper to taste
       2    Scallions; chopped
  
   Saute rice & coconut in the 2 1/2 tablespoons oil for 2-3 minutes,
     stirring constantly.  Add the water & cinnamon stick.  Cover the pot
  &
   bring it to a rapid boil.  Do not peek at the rice, but when the steam
   starts escaping, turn the heat down.  Simmer for 40 minutes.
   Meanwhile, cook the black eyed peas with the bay leaf in salted, boiling
   water till tender (only takes abot 20-25 minutes).  Drain them & remove
   the bay leaves.  Keep warm till the rice & tempeh are ready.
   Saute the garlic & onion with the 1/4 cup of oil till the onions soften.
   Stir in chile & bell pepper.  Saute for 2 minutes.  Add fennel, tempeh,
   salt & pepper.  Lower heat, but stir frequently til tempeh is crisp &
   golden.
   Combine everything, mixing together well.
  
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