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Southern Hoppin' John

Yield Makes 6 servings
Prep: 25 min., Cook: 18 min. Serve this traditional dish with cornbread and hot sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup extra long grain enriched white rice, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black-eyed peas with jalapeño peppers, drained
  • 2 cups chopped cooked ham
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Garnishes: chopped fresh parsley, chopped tomatoes

How to Make It

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion, and sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in peas and next 5 ingredients. Cook 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Fold mixture into hot cooked rice. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.