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New Year’s Day Hoppin’ John

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Hoping for a successful New Year? Start the year off right with a delicious bowl of Hoppin’ John. Hoppin’ John is a traditional southern dish of black-eyed peas, rice, and greens believed to bring prosperity and luck for the year ahead. The black-eyed peas are believed to symbolize coins and the greens (mustard, turnip, or collards) also symbolize wealth as money is also green. For a scrumptious vegetarian main dish, omit the ham.
Ingredients
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Dijon mustard 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  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
Directions

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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Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish

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