Legend has it that Limpin' Susan was the wife of Hoppin' John.

Virginia Willis
Recipe by Southern Living January 2015


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30 mins
1 hr 45 mins
Makes 8 servings


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  • Cook bacon in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until fat renders. Drain bacon on paper towels; reserve 1 tsp. bacon drippings in pan. Return bacon to pan. Add onion, and cook 4 minutes. Add peas, broth, dried pepper, and 2 cups water; season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until peas are just tender (almost al dente) and about 2 cups of liquid remain. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Stir in rice and okra. Cover and simmer over low heat about 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Do not remove the lid during this part of cooking.

  • Remove pan from heat, and let stand, covered, 10 minutes. Uncover and discard chile. Fluff with a fork; add green onions and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately with hot sauce.


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