Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr
Yield
6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

A tasty mix of rice, black-eyed peas, and pork, hoppin' John is a Southern dish often eaten on New Year's Day for good luck. Corn bread is a traditional accompaniment.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients, stirring with a whisk; set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; sauté 6 minutes. Add rice, ham, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in water mixture; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Add peas and greens; cover and cook 5 minutes. Stir rice mixture; cover and cook an additional 5 minutes or until greens and rice are tender.

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Ratings & Reviews

Ramius50's Review

falljunelaker
July 28, 2013
I love the way in this recipe , the cook knew to suite the onion and other ingredients before adding the peas to simmer. . out of all the hopping johns on the net , this is the one Ill be trying. good eating.

falljunelaker's Review

jeanmf
March 26, 2012
Followed the recipe exactly. May try the chicken stock & something for a little heat next time, as mentioned by another poster. May also increase the amount of mustard greens. A good, solid comfort food recipe. Will definitely make again.

sprater1's Review

sprater1
January 01, 2012
I used a 15.8oz can of black eyed peas instead and it worked just fine. I also substituted cooked cabbage instead of mustard greens. My young kids liked it alot!

EllenDeller's Review

SouthernDenise
December 31, 2010
If you use chicken stock instead of water, that will make a huge difference. I also put two chopped jalapenos in with the onions. We don't eat pork, so I used a smoked turkey drumstick, which gives a similar flavor. The large bone left after you cut the meat off makes a good flavor ingredient for cooking beans, too.

jeanmf's Review

Ramius50
November 06, 2009
I thought this was very tasty. With a side of corn bread, this was a delicious meal for a cold night. I didn't think it was bland at all, as some folks found. The one change I did was to add the ham at the very end.

SouthernDenise's Review

EllenDeller
April 06, 2009
This is the best hoppin john recipe I have ever tried. It elevates a southern staple of comfort food to cuisine.