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Hoppin John Recipe

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Added: Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup (8 ounces) dried black-eyed peas
10 cups water, divided
3 bacon slices
1 small onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1 teaspoons salt
Garnishes: green onion pieces, tomato wedges

Directions:
Directions:
Place peas in a Dutch oven or large saucepan. Add water to cover 2 inches above peas, let soak 8 hours. Drain peas, discarding water. Bring peas and 7 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat in Dutch oven. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, 1 hours or until peas are tender. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp, remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving dripping in skillet. Crumble bacon. Saute onion and bell pepper in hot drippings in skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add vegetable mixture, remaining 3 cups water, rice and salt to peas. Cook covered over medium heat 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon, garnish if desired.

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Nica LaChance, Tampa Service Center

 

 

 

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