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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Hip Hoppin John

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Category: Low Fat

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Dried black-eyed peas
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1 md Onion, chopped
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1 sm Red or green bell pepper,
  • -stemmed, seeded, finely
  • -chopped
  • 1/2 ts Crushed red pepper flakes,
  • -or to taste
  • 1 tb Fresh thyme, chopped (or 1
  • -teaspoon dried thyme,
  • -crushed)
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/2 c Long-grain white rice
  • 1 1/2 c Chicken broth
  • 1/4 ts Salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 ts Freshly ground black pepper


1. Place dried peas in a colander and rinse thoroughly with cold water,
picking through and discarding shriveled or discolored peas. In a large
bowl, cover peas with about 1 quart water; soak overnight. Drain and
discard water; rinse again.

2. Place pease in a large pan with about 5 cups water. Bring to a boil,
reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, about 25 to 30 minutes, until just
tender. Drain.

3. While the peas are cooking, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over
medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and bell pepper; saute 5 minutes. Add
the crushed pepper flakes, thyme and bay leaf. Cook 1 minute. Then stir in
the rice, broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover
and cook 15 minutes.

4. Stir in the cooked peas, cover and cook an additional 5 minutes. Discard
bay leaf and adjust the seasonings before serving.

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