Hopping John (Modified)

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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup rice, uncooked (I used Uncle Bens)
  • 1
    cup ham stock (I used Penzy's ham base to make the ham broth)
  • 13
    cup water
  • 12
    cup Canadian bacon, fully cooked, chopped (your favorite brand)
  • 1
    (15 1/2 ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • salt and pepper, to taste (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare the 1 cup ham broth if using a base, or bullion. Make sure the base is well dissolved before adding to cooking pot. (I used 1 teaspoons Penzy's ham base to 1 cup water.).
  • Chop Canadian Bacon into small pieces so you will get a little in each bite. Drain and rinse black eye peas. Set both aside.
  • Add 1/3 cup water to pot, add prepared ham broth, and add the half cup of uncooked rice. Bring rice liquid to a boil over medium high heat, then stir in black eye peas and ham. As soon as rice liquid returns to a boil, cover pot, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook to rice directions. (Uncle Bens was 20 minutes. Your time may be slightly different.).
  • NOTE: If your rice mixture looks too dry near the end, you can mix in a little water, or ham broth to make it more moist. If it's way too wet you can uncover mixture, stir, and cook a little longer until some of the excess moisture evaporates.
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