Hoppin' John Recipe
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Hoppin' John Recipe

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A New Year's tradition, this mildly flavored rice dish is a great accompaniment to almost any meat entree. Beth Wall of Inman, South Carolina sent in the recipe. —Beth Wall, Inman, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2/3 cup canned black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 194 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 374 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable 1 fat.


  1. In a small skillet, saute the peppers, onion, garlic powder and salt in butter for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the peas and rice; heat through, stirring occasionally. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Hoppin' John in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p37

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