Southern Hoppin' John Recipe

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Southern Hoppin' John Recipe
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Southern Hoppin' John Recipe

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MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped green or sweet red pepper
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black-eyed peas, drained

Directions

In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons of the drippings. Saute pepper, celery and onions until almost tender. Add rice, water and seasonings. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add peas and bacon; cook 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Hopping John in Country Woman January/February 1992, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 343 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 448mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • 1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped green or sweet red pepper
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black-eyed peas, drained
  1. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons of the drippings. Saute pepper, celery and onions until almost tender. Add rice, water and seasonings. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add peas and bacon; cook 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Hopping John in Country Woman January/February 1992, p35

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ms11145 User ID: 1604521 259530
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2017

"I had forgotten all about this recipe until it came out in the Dec 2016 issue. I used to make this all of the time . This version has celery while the one I used to make does not. I did add the celery and made as written; except I made mine today meatless and I added 1.5 cups shredded cheese....just like I used to make. My family thinks cheese makes everything better and it does!"

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