Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Light and Tasty Magazine. This has lots of flavor!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute the corn, carrots, peppers, onion and garlic in oil for 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp tender.
  3. Stir in the rice, peas and tomatoes; bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the seasonings; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  6. Sprinkle hot sauce to taste.
Most Helpful

I've never had hopping john before, but this is quite good. I forgot to buy corn so I had to leave it out, but I otherwise followed the recipe exactly. In addition to the hot sauce, I topped the dish with a bunch of pickled sliced jalapeno peppers- SO GOOD. Thanks for sharing.

rpgaymer January 01, 2013

Just loved it!! I simmered the vegetables in the tomato juice rather than using oil in order to cut down on fat and used low sodium tomatoes and peas - making a healthy dish even healthier. This dish is a nutritional gold mine - and it tastes sooo good!! Thanks Sharon123 - this is a winner!!!

Acerast February 28, 2012

I really had no idea what a hoppin John was, but I now know this one is delicious! What a colorful, tasty and filling dish. I had some rice prepared previously and just scooped in what seemed like the right amount. I also used a can of mixed beans in place of the black-eyed peas. But what a great dish!

Wish I Could Cook March 13, 2011