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Easy Hoppin' John

Easy Hoppin' John

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2006

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
  • Cook time: 21 Minutes
  • Prep time: 1 Minute
  • Other: 15 Minutes


  • 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)


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.

. 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.

Note: Substitute 1 (0.1-ounce) packet ham-flavored bouillon granules (such as Goya), if desired. The sodium is higher in this product.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 124
  • Fat: 1.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 5.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.9g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Calories from fat: 7%
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Calcium: 9mg

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