# Clean the cowpeas
and wash them, and slice them into about 1 inch thickness and place them into the pot. Add water on it, until the water covers the cowpeas
. Cover the lid of the pot and cook it over medium heat until the cowpeas
# Then drain the cowpeas
and get its water in order to use for pilaf.
# Put the olive
oil and finely diced onion
into a pot, roast it over medium heat until the onion
seems dry without burning them.
# Add the rice
, which is washed too much water and not rested in water, and finely sliced garlic
cloves into the mixture. Roast these ingredients for about 5 minutes.
# Add the drained cowpeas
, and roast the mixture for a few more minutes.
# Then add salt and 2+1/2 – 3 cups of water, which you boiled cowpeas
in it. (If the water is less than the given measure you can add water for adjustment.)
# Cook the pilaf over low-medium heat for 20 minutes. Cover it with paper towel and rest it for 1 hour.
# Serve it warm or cold.