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Hoppin' John Recipe

This dish is typically served on New Year's Day to bring luck.Ingredients:


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic and cook until translucent.
  2. Add the field peas to the pot; stir to combine. Add 2 1/2 cups water, the salt and the pepper and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the rice and the sprig of thyme; stir once. Bring back to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes and then remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Uncover, taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
  5. Fluff with a fork and serve.

6 Servings

Adapted from a recipe by A. Yonkers, cooking teacher Calories per serving: 240

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