Quick & Easy Hopping John

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This is a traditional New Year's Day "good luck" meal. Happy New Year's Eve everyone!

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 c dry black eyed peas or 1 pkg frozen black eyed peas
  • 1 strip of bacon, cooked til crisp and crumbled
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 c hot, cooked rice
  • 1 Tbl red wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbl chives, chopped
  • 2 Tbl parsley, chopped
Cook the beans, drain but reserve 1/4 c of the liquid, set aside. Add onion to same pan and saute over medium heat 1 minute in one Tbl of the reserved liquid. Add garlic clove and cook 3 minutes more. Add peas, rice, vinegar and enough of the reserved liquid to make the mixture moist. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in salt & pepper. Put into 4 serving bowls. Top each with a portion of the bacon, chives and parsley. Serve immediately. Feeds 4.

dry peas - $1.00
bacon - $2.98/lb
yellow onions (3 lbs) - $0.99
garlic clove - $0.50/1 head
rice - $1.32
vinegar (small) - $0.92
herbs - $0.50
Total - $2.18

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