New year’s hoppin’ john

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New Year’s Eve is here and I’m ready to make something traditional – Hoppin’ John!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2-3 strips bacon, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 (15 oz) cans black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1¾ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain brown rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper
  • rosemary, to taste
  • thyme, to taste
  • tabasco, to top

Instructions:

  1. Add chopped bacon pieces to a saute pan and cook until crispy.
  2. Add butter to the pan, melt and add in the onion. Saute until onion is soft, adding garlic for the last minute or so of cooking.
  3. Stir in black eyed peas, chicken broth, rice, salt, ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper, thyme and rosemary.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil; cover and simmer 40- 45 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  5. Let sit 10 minutes then fluff it all up with a fork and enjoy!
  6. Top with a dash of tabasco or your favorite hot sauce!


Notes: Some rice brands may require a bit more/less liquid. Always check your package and adjust as necessary. Mine said 2 cups, but I find that’s too much so I reduce it to 1¾ cups.
Serves: 6

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 45 min