Hoppin' John Parfaits

Hoppin' John Parfaits Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Layer black-eyed pea mixture, hot cooked rice, and tomato mixture in small glasses for a charming presentation of  Hoppin' John Parfaits.


Makes 12 servings
Total time: 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes


1 cup uncooked basmati rice
3 bacon slices
1 cup chopped sweet onion
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 (15.8-oz.) cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 large tomato, finely chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 celery rib, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded pepper Jack cheese


1. Prepare rice according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.

3. Sauté onion and jalapeño pepper in hot drippings 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned; stir in black-eyed peas and 1 cup water. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until liquid has almost completely evaporated.

4. Stir together tomato and next 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Layer black-eyed pea mixture, hot cooked rice, and tomato mixture in 12 (7-oz.) glasses. Top with cheese and crumbled bacon.

April 2012
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