Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
From Light and Tasty Magazine. This has lots of flavor!
- 3⁄4 cup long grain brown rice
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 cup green pepper, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup red pepper, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup yellow pepper, chopped (or orange)
- 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
- 3 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- hot sauce
- Cook the rice according to package directions.
- 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.
- Stir in the rice, peas and tomatoes; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
- Add the seasonings; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer.
- Sprinkle hot sauce to taste.
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.
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!!!
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!