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Easy Hoppin' John

Prep time 1 min
Cook time 21 mins
Other time 15 mins
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)


  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons concentrated ham base (such as Better Than Bouillon)
  • 1 1/3 cups frozen black-eyed peas
  • 1/2 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 2 center-cut bacon slices
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions (about 4 onions)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 124
  • fat 1.0 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • protein 5.0 g
  • carbohydrate 24.9 g
  • cholesterol 2 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 190 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 7 %
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • calcium 9 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring water and ham base to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add peas and rice; return to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until peas and rice are tender. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

  2. . While rice mixture stands, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan. Increase heat to medium-high. Add green onions to reserved drippings in skillet; sauté 2 minutes. Add green onions to rice mixture. Crumble bacon; add to rice mixture, tossing gently.

  3. Note: Substitute 1 (1-ounce) packet ham-flavored bouillon granules (such as Goya), if desired. The sodium is higher in this product.

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