New Year’s Day Hoppin’ John
|Water||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Dijon mustard||2 Tablespoon|
|Thyme||1⁄2 Teaspoon, dried|
|Extra virgin olive oil||2 Tablespoon|
|Onion||3 Cup (48 tbs), chopped|
|Long grain white rice||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Uncooked)|
|Ham||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), fully cooked and diced|
|Garlic||4 Clove (20 gm), minced|
|Canned black eyed peas||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Mustard/Collard greens||4 Cup (64 tbs), chopped and trimmed|
In a small bowl, whisk together the water, mustard, salt and thyme. Put to one side. Next, in a Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion in the olive oil until tender, about five minutes. Add rice, ham, and garlic and sauté about two minutes. Stir in water mixture that was set aside earlier. Bring to a complete boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for fifteen minutes.
Then, add the black-eyed peas and greens. Replace the cover and cook about five minutes. Stir rice mixture and continue cooking, covered, about 5 more minutes. Greens and rice should be tender. Serves 6.
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