This is one of my families favourite cool weather meals, and it really is simple to make. I have altered the recipe so that there is no chopping involved (making it super simple) but it's a basic recipe that can be played with and new things added in for variety.
4 cups of vegetable broth (or chicken broth if you prefer)
2 cups of water
1 cup green split peas
1 cup long grain brown rice
1 bay leaf
sprinkle of thyme, basil, chives, and parsley (or 1 tbsp each of fresh but don't add until final minutes of cooking)
little sprinkle of pepper
Put everything into a pot and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer (giving it the occasional stir) until rice and peas are cooked (approx 50 minutes). Remove from heat, remove bay leaf and stir in:
2 tbsps of miso dissolved in 2 tbsps of water (but I leave this out when I don't have any miso and it still tastes great)
Some options you could try are carrots added during the last 15 minutes of cooking, or else kale/spinach/other leafy green added with the miso.