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Hoppin' John

Ingredients
  Bacon slices 2 , cut in half
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Black eyed peas 15 Ounce, drained (1 Can, 220 Gram Green Giant Or Joan Of Arc)
  Brown rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), uncooked
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Hot pepper sauce 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1) Take a large saucepan and cook bacon in it until crisp. Remove and place on paper towels to drain.
2) Add garlic and onions to the drippings in the skillet and cook until soft.
3) Stir in water, black-eyed peas, bay leaf, rice, pepper, hot pepper sauce and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil.
4) Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for about 1-1 1/2 hours or until all the liquid of absorbed and rice is tender. Remove bay leaf.
5) Crumble in bacon and stir nicely.

SERVING
6) Sprinkle with fresh snipped parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Bacon
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
125 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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