Simple Vegetarian Hoppin' John

READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
Recipe by Sweetiebarbara

This is part of a really hearty meal we serve to our vegetarian friends. If there is any leftover, it freezes well, and it can also be used as refried beans in burittos.

Top Review by SweetySJD

This is very good, hearty and healthy. I used serano peppers and I made the rice in a rice cooker, which worked well. I seasoned it a bit more with salt and pepper and gobbled it up!! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and sort black-eyed.
  2. Combine with water, and boil gently 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, take off heat, and cover for one hour.
  4. Return to heat, bring to a boil, then cook over low heat 30 minutes.
  5. Add peppers, salt, and onion, and continue to simmer gently until done, about 1 1/2 hours until done.
  6. While beans are continuing to cook, start the rice.
  7. Bring the 2 1/2 cups of water and butter to a boil.
  8. Slowly stir the rice into the boiling water.
  9. Cover and simmer gently 20 minutes.
  10. Remove cover, add wild rice, stir gently, and cover again, simmering for another 30 minutes.
  11. Uncover for the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  12. Serve rice covered with the hot black-eyed peas and generous amounts of their sauce.

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