Hoppin' John is said to bring good luck all year when eaten on New Year's Day.
2 (16-ounce) packages frozen black-eyed peas
1 1/4 cups sliced green onions, divided
2 cups hot water
3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeño pepper
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 vegetable-flavored or chicken-flavored bouillon cube
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with pepper, celery, and onion, undrained
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2/3 cup uncooked converted rice
How to Make It
Place peas, 3/4 cup green onions, 2 cups hot water, and next 6 ingredients (through bouillon) in a 4-quart electric slow cooker; stir well. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, and rice; cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour or until peas and rice are tender and most of liquid is absorbed. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup green onions.