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Hoppin' John Salad

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  Turkey bacon slices 2
  Chopped onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Minced garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Defatted reduced sodium chicken broth 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Wild rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), rinsed
  Bay leaf 1
  Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Long grain white rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Frozen black eyed peas 1 Cup (16 tbs), thawed
  Celery stalks 1 , chopped
  Green pepper 1⁄2 , chopped
  Chopped tomatoes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped italian parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Fresh)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Hot pepper sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Beefsteak tomatoes 4 Large

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, cook the bacon for 2 to 3 minutes, or until crisp.
Remove from the saucepan and set aside until cool; crumble.
Add the onions and garlic to the same saucepan.
Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until softened.
Add the broth, wild rice, bay leaf, and thyme; bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes.
Add the white rice.
Cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
Fluff the rice with a fork, loosely cover, and let cool completely.
Stir in the black-eyed peas, celery, green peppers, chopped tomatoes, parsley, lemon juice, hot-pepper sauce, black pepper, salt, and crumbled bacon.
Remove and discard the bay leaf.
Slice the tops from the beefsteak tomatoes; carefully scoop out the insides and discard.
Divide the rice mixture among the tomatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 779 Calories from Fat 49

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.2%

Saturated Fat 0.88 g4.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 4.2 mg1.4%

Sodium 905.3 mg37.7%

Total Carbohydrates 152 g50.6%

Dietary Fiber 21.1 g84.3%

Sugars 18.5 g

Protein 38 g76.6%

Vitamin A 82.5% Vitamin C 174.3%

Calcium 23.1% Iron 82.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Hoppin' John Salad Recipe