Southern Hoppin' John

Southern Hoppin' John Recipe
Prep: 25 min., Cook: 18 min. Serve this traditional dish with cornbread and hot sauce.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living Cooking School


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


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.

October 2007
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