Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John

Serves: 4

Prep time: two hours


  • 1 ½ cups dry black-eyed peas
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 ½ cups long-grain brown rice
  • Green onion, chopped, for garnish


  1. In a large pot combine the black-eyed peas, onion, salt and pepper.
  2. Add water, stir, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook bean mixture for 1 ½ hours, covered until black-eyed peas have softened.
    Hoppin' John
  3. While beans are cooking, cook bacon on stovetop until crispy.
  4. Cool and break into pieces.
  5. When black-eyed peas are cooked, add bacon and stir in the rice.
  6. Cover and cook until rice is tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Serve hot topped with chopped green onion.
    Hoppin' John

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