Sunday, January 1, 2012
Laura's Hoppin John Recipe
Here in the south, it is traditional to eat black eyed peas for good luck on New Years day. For me, there is no better way to eat them than in a traditional dish called Hoppin John. There are many different ways to make this dish, but I have my own version.
Laura's Hoppin John
olive oil cooking spray
1 can vegetarian black eyed peas (drained)
1 large green pepper chopped
1 cup chopped onion
brown rice (I use the quick cooking kind, because I am impatient)
shredded cheddar cheese
fresh tomatoes cut into bite size chunks
This will generally feed four people
cook enough brown rice to serve four people (I generally double what it says on the box) set aside.
saute the onion and green pepper in olive oil until fork tender. add the black eye peas and cook until heated through
spoon black eye pea mixture on top of rice on individual plates.
top with shredded cheese and fresh tomatoes to taste.
Very easy peasy, but extremely tasty
Enjoy your day. Can't wait to share this year with you.