Saturday, December 13, 2008

Hoppin' John

This recipe came from an old friend of my Gram's with this description:

In the south, it's considered good luck to cook a dish of black-eyed peas on January 1. Hoppin' John is a favorite dish, combining the peas with rice, making it a complete protein meal.

This is her adaptation of the recipe, using quick and easy procedures to avoid that overnight bean soaking!

2 cup dried or frozen black-eyed peas
1 cup uncooked rice
1 cup sliced onion
1 bay leaf
1 cup sliced celery
1 large can tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

Sort peas and place with rice in steamer (add about 3 cups of water)
Mix remaining ingredients and cook until tender
Simmer 30 minutes, sitrring often to prevent sticking

This can also be made in the crockpot YAY!

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