Hoppin' John

Ingredients

1 cup converted white rice
1 can (14 1/2 oz) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup water
1 package (16 oz) frozen black-eyed peas, thawed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup carrots, diced (¼")
3/4 cup thinly-sliced celery with tops
3 garlic cloves, minced
12 ounces reduced-sodium lean fully-cooked ham, cut into ¾" 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 onion, carrots, celery and garlic; cook and stir 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
3
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.

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

Yield:

6.0 servings

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:02am

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