Hoppin' John Recipe

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Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time2 Hr 0 Min
Ready In2 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Bacon slices2 , cut in half
 Chopped onion1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), minced
 Water2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Black eyed peas15 Ounce, drained (1 Can, 220 Gram Green Giant Or Joan Of Arc)
 Brown rice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), uncooked
 Bay leaf1
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Hot pepper sauce1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 474 Calories from Fat 28

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g5.1%

Saturated Fat 0.87 g4.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.86 mg

Sodium 203.3 mg8.5%

Total Carbohydrates 86 g28.6%

Dietary Fiber 13 g51.9%

Sugars 1.7 g

Protein 28 g55.9%

Vitamin A 1.1% Vitamin C 9.2%

Calcium 11.4% Iron 62.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Take a large saucepan and cook bacon in it until crisp. Remove and place on paper towels to drain.
2) Add garlic and onions to the drippings in the skillet and cook until soft.
3) Stir in water, black-eyed peas, bay leaf, rice, pepper, hot pepper sauce and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil.
4) Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for about 1-1 1/2 hours or until all the liquid of absorbed and rice is tender. Remove bay leaf.
5) Crumble in bacon and stir nicely.

6) Sprinkle with fresh snipped parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.