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Meatless Hopping John Recipe
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Meatless Hopping John Recipe

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"I traditionally make this black-eyed pea dish for New Year's celebrations," notes Ann Buckendahl of Benton, Kansas. "This version has more seasonings and veggies than the classic Southern dish."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup each chopped green, sweet red and yellow pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 149 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 313 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute the corn, carrots, peppers and onion in oil for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in the rice, peas and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Add the seasonings; cook 2-3 minutes longer. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Meatless Hopping John in Light & Tasty December/January 2003, p33

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 149 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 313 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"" This is a very yummy side-dish that I made to go with my cod fish patties. It went great together and I am eager to make it again! Thank you for the great recipe!"

Emma"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"" This is a very yummy side-dish that I made to go with my cod fish patties. It went great together and I am eager to make it again! Thank you for the great recipe!"

Emma"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"This is a great way to start the new year--healthy and tasty! We aren't as concerned about the meatless part, so I sprinkle crumbled bacon over the top for a little extra flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"This is a keeper for a meatless dish! I found this recipe a few months ago when we decided to go with more meatless meals. We love the zippy flavor and enjoy any leftovers, which are just as great the next day. We used brown rice instead for that great "nutty" flavor."

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I wanted to make our traditional Hoppin' John for New Year's Day, but our guests were a vegetarian family. I remembered seeing this recipe and it sounded delicious, so we gave it a try. Since I doubled the recipe there were leftovers and the kids were eager to take them home they liked it so much. Served with vegetarian greens along side we've made this a new tradition in our home and it's so much healthier! Thanks for sharing the recipe."

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