Hoppin' John

Hoppin' John
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Cook 48 mins Stand 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried black-eyed peas
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cups water
  • 8 ounces ham, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup uncooked converted long-grain white rice
  • 3 scallions, chopped

Make It

1. Place black-eyed peas in a colander and rinse under cold water.

2. In a large Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, 8 minutes. Remove bacon with slotted spoon. Set aside.

3. Add onion, chopped, to drippings; cook 5 minutes or until tender.

4. Stir in black-eyed peas, bacon, water, diced ham,cayenne and black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

5. Stir in rice. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

6. Remove from heat. Let mixture stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Stir in 3 chopped scallions before serving.