Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Hoppin John Supper


Hoppin' John Supper

Hoppin' John Supper

The traditional good luck New Year's Day feast in the South, Hoppin' John is brimming with flavor and perfect for holiday festivities.

Yield

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

1 cup uncooked converted white rice
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup water
1 package (16 ounces) frozen black-eyed peas, thawed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup diced carrots (1/4-inch pieces)
3/4 cup thinly sliced celery with tops
3 cloves garlic, minced
12 ounces reduced-sodium lean fully cooked ham, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
3/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Combine rice, chicken broth and water in large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in black-eyed peas; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until rice and peas are tender and liquid is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, celery and garlic; cook and stir 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add ham; heat through. Add hot rice mixture, pepper sauce and salt; mix well. Cover; cook over low heat 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with additional pepper sauce, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of total recipe (without garnish and additional pepper sauce)
Sodium 833 mg
Protein 21 g
Fiber 6 g
Carbohydrate 51 g
Cholesterol 26 mg
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Fat 5 g
Calories from Fat 13 %
Calories 327

Dietary Exchange

Meat 1-1/2
Vegetable 1
Starch 3

Check out more recipes for Southern



More to Explore