Healthy Split Pea Soup - 6Qt. Roaster

This makes a satisfying vegetarian meal and tastes great on a cold, winter

16 oz bag dried green split peas
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
3 Tbsp canola or olive oil
1 cup white rice, uncooked
1/4 cup margarine, reduced fat
salt and pepper

Preheat 6 Quart Nesco® Roaster Oven to 350º F. Saute onion and
garlic until transparent. Add peas and enough water to fill to about half
capacity. Cover. Cook 2 hours or until peas are tender.

Healthy Split Pea Soup - 6Qt. Roaster

Add more water to keep cookwell about half full. Stir in rice and cover.
Cook another 30 minutes.

Before serving, add margarine and stir until melted. Salt and pepper may
be added to taste.

Serves 12

This was submitted by Patricia Miller, who lives in East Palestine, Ohio.