Hoppin' John with Mustard Greens

Hoppin' John with Mustard GreensRecipe
Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr
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.


6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

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Nutritional 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


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


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

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.