Hoppin' John is a traditional recipe of peas and rice enjoyed throughout the Southern states on New Year's Day.


Served alongside greens (either collards, turnips, or mustard greens), it represents good luck and prosperity for the new year.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time:25 minutes

Ingredients –Water –Butter –Salt –Rice –Olive oil –Onion  –Red or green bell pepper  –Celery –Garlic cloves  –Black eyed peas  –Chicken stock – Salt and pepper –Parsley –Onions –Tomato

Bring the water, butter and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan.

Stir in the rice. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook approximately 20 minutes or until the rice is tender.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat

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