Laura's Hoppin John Recipe

Sunday, January 1, 2012

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.



  1. I can't wait to give this a looks so delish...thanks for the recipe...yours are always soo good...

  2. Thank you for the recipe. A friend of ours mentioned eating black eyed peas for good luck---I'd never heard of it until then! But you've confirmed it! Hope you have lots of good luck in 2012.

  3. This is black eyed peas my kind of way! Very nice!

  4. I'm so behind in my blog reading! This recipe looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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