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Hoppin' John

(recipe, LB Nichols)


  1. 8 oz. Dried black-eyed beans, soaked overnight and drained
  2. 5 cups Water
  3. 1½ tsp. salt
  4. 8 oz. Long Grain Rice
  5. 1 Tbsp. oil
  6. 1 med. onion, chopped
  7. 14 oz. canned peeled tomatoes
  8. ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  9. ½ tsp. ground black pepper


  1. Place beans in large saucepan. Add water and 1 tsp salt. Place over moderately high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, partially cover pan and simmer beans for 1 hour and 30 mins.
  2. Stir in rice, cover pan and simmer for 15 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small frying pan. Fry onion, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 mins (don't let it brown). Remove pan from heat and stir in tomatoes with canned juices, cayenne pepper, pepper and remaining salt.
  4. Add to simmering rice and stir to mix. Replace cover and continue to simmer for 15-20mins or until rice and beans are tender.
  5. Remove from heat and serve immediately.