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Hoppin' John Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Courtney Wilson
Added: Friday, November 11, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. (8oz) dried black-eyed peas
10 c. water
3 bacon slices
1 small onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 c. uncooked long-grain rice
1 1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:
Directions:
Place peas in large saucepan. Add water to cover 2 inches above peas and let soak for 8 hours. Drain and discard water.
Bring peas and 7 c. of water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours or until peas ar tender.
Cook bacon in a large skillet 5 mintues or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet; Crumble bacon.
Saute' onion and bell pepper in hot drippings in skillet until tender. Add vegetable mixture, remaining 3 c. of 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 and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes (plus 8 hour soak)
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Good for New Year's Eve dish!

 

 

 

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