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This slow cooker hoppin' john recipe is perfect for New Year's Day celebrations.

Recipe by MyRecipes May 2010

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Credit: Mark Thomas; Styling: Lynn Miller

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 hrs 30 mins
total:
5 hrs 35 mins
Yield:
Serves 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until just beginning to crisp. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Scrape bacon, bacon fat and onion into slow cooker. Add crushed red pepper, peas and 4 cups water and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low until peas are nearly tender, 3 to 4 hours.

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  • Stir in tomatoes, rice and salt. Cover and continue to cook just until rice is tender and has absorbed all liquid, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Chef's Notes

Go whole grain. Swap in brown rice instead of white to add fiber and other nutrients to this already healthful dish.
Turn up the heat. Like a kick? Use more crushed red pepper and sprinkle the dish with hot sauce just before serving (or pass the sauce at the table).

Nutrition Facts

267 calories; fat 4g; saturated fat 1g; protein 9g; carbohydrates 49g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 10mg; sodium 533mg.
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