Hopping John

I copied this from Southern Living years ago. Magazine? Cooking booklet? I don't remember!

Photo by Sylvia H.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 6

    Slices Bacon, Quartered

  • 1

    c. thinly sliced celery

  • 2/3

    c. chopped onion

  • 6

    c. water

  • 16 oz pkg frozen black eyed peas

  • 1/4

    lb cooked ham, cut into 1/4" cubes

  • 5

    t. instant bullion or 5 bullion cubes

  • 1/4

    t. crushed red pepper

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • 1

    c uncooked regular rice

Directions

In Dutch Oven, cook bacon until crisp and remove. In the drippings, saute' the celery and onion until tender. Add water, peas, bacon, bullion, ham, pepper, & bay leaf. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 40-45 minutes. Stir in rice, cover, cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until most liquid is absorbed and rice is tender - about 35 minutes. NOTE: 1 cup dried black eyed peas may be substituted, but simmer 1 hr & 15 minutes before adding rice.

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