Sort peas and rinse with cold water. Place in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 to 4 hours or until softened. Drain and rinse peas, discarding liquid.
Return peas to the pan; add the water, onion, bouillon and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until peas are tender.