Hopping John

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 95


4 cups water
1/2 pound blackeyed pea, dry
2 ham hocks (about 2 lb. total)
2 onions medium, chopped
1/2 teaspoon red bell pepper crushed
3 cups water
1 cup long grain rice
Salt and pepper


In a large saucepan, pour water over peas cover and soak overnight.

To the undrained peas, add ham hocks, onions and red pepper. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until peas are tender. Remove ham hocks and cut meat from bones. Dice and return meat to the saucepan.

Add water, rice and salt and pepper cover and simmer for 30 to 35 minutes or until rice is tender. Serve immediately or cool, cover and refrigerate overnight to improve flavor.

To reheat, place in a saucepan. Stirring occasionally over medium heat, cook until heated through, adding water if necessary to prevent sticking.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 95
Calories from Fat: 0

This Hopping John recipe is from the Flavors of America Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

"I must say this is the best recipe software I have ever owned."

"Your DVO cookbook software saves me time and money!"
-Mary Ann

"Call it nutrition software, meal planning software, cooking software, recipe manager, or whatever you want. It is the software I use to stay healthy!"

"Your software is the best recipe organizer and menu planner out there!"

"Thank you so very much for creating such a wonderful cooking recipe program. I think this is the best recipe program there is!"

"I saw lots of recipe software for PC computers but I was having a hard time finding really good mac recipe software. I'm so glad I discovered Cook'n! It's so nice to have all my recipes in a computer recipe organizer. Cook'n has saved me so much time with meal planning and the recipe nutrition calculator is amazing!!!

My favorite is the Cook'n Recipe App.