Hoppin’ John

This is a traditional food for New Year’s Day but we sometimes have it other times, too.


Hoppin’ John

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Nutrition per portion

  • 2 tsp EVOO
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c chopped ham
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 c veggie broth
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1.5 c long grain white rice
  • 2 15-oz cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes
  1. Heat oil on medium. Add chopped onion, cook 2 minutes. Add ham and garlic. Cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  2. Add broth, raise heat to high. Add 1/2 c water. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, pepper and basil. Bring to a boil
  3. Add rice, stir and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer till rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. While rice cooks, drain and rinse blackeyed peas; set aside.
  5. When rice is done, add peas and tomatoes with juice. Cook, stirring till thoroughly mixed.
  6. Serve when heated through.

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