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Hoppin John

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  Water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Dried black eyed peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sorted and rinsed
  Turkey bacon slice 3
  Chopped onions 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Long grain brown rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped green pepper 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1
  Ground thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Hot pepper sauce 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Liquid smoke 1⁄4 Teaspoon

In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
Add the peas and reduce the heat.
Cover and simmer about 45 minutes or until the peas are tender but not mushy.
Meanwhile, lightly spray a medium skillet with no-stick spray.
Add the bacon and cook according to the directions on the package.
Then drain the bacon on paper towels, chop it and set it aside.
Add the onions and garlic to the skillet.
Cook and stir just until golden.
To the peas, add the bacon, onion mixture, rice, green peppers, bay leaf, thyme, hot-pepper sauce and liquid smoke.
Stir until well combined.
Cover and cook over medium-low heat about 35 minutes or until the rice is tender.
Remove the lid and simmer about 15 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated.
Before serving, remove and discard the bay leaf.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 175 Calories from Fat 12

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g2.1%

Saturated Fat 0.28 g1.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3.2 mg1.1%

Sodium 53.1 mg2.2%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.7%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 8 g16.4%

Vitamin A 1.6% Vitamin C 18.1%

Calcium 3.7% Iron 16.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Hoppin John Recipe