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Hoppin' John with Mustard Greens

Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr
Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)
A tasty mix of rice, black-eyed peas, and pork, hoppin' John is a Southern dish often eaten on New Year's Day for good luck. Corn bread is a traditional accompaniment.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped ham
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups cooked black-eyed peas
  • 4 cups chopped trimmed mustard greens

Nutrition Information

  • calories 389
  • caloriesfromfat 16 %
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 4.1 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 18.2 g
  • carbohydrate 63.6 g
  • fiber 11 g
  • cholesterol 14 mg
  • iron 5.1 mg
  • sodium 502 mg
  • calcium 109 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients, stirring with a whisk; set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; sauté 6 minutes. Add rice, ham, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in water mixture; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Add peas and greens; cover and cook 5 minutes. Stir rice mixture; cover and cook an additional 5 minutes or until greens and rice are tender.