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Hopping John Recipe

Hopping John Recipe

6 servings

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups chopped onions

1/2 cup chopped celery

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup long grain white rice

3 cups reduced sodium vegetable broth

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

1 bay leaf

2 cans black-eyed peas, rinsed, drained

2-3 dashes each: red pepper sauce, liquid smoke (optional)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Method:

Saute onions, celery and garlic in lightly greased large saucepan until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Add rice, broth, oregano, and bay leaf, heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until rice is tender, about 25 minutes, stirring in black-eyed peas, red pepper sauce, and liquid smoke during last 5 minutes. Discard bay leaf, season to taste with salt and pepper.

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