Hoppin' John

Here is another rice dish- Hoppin' John! Hoppin John has many variations and no single place to give the origins from, but it is fundamentally a rice and black eyed peas dish. Black eyed peas are considered to bring luck when eaten on New years Day. This is a vegetarian version and has some mild Indian flavors.
Happy Thanksgiving!

1 15.5 ounce can black beans
2 cups short grained rice
4 cups Vegetable Stock
1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped
1 Garlic clove, chopped
3/4 cup Celery, chopped
1 Bay leaf
1 green chilli, chopped
2 tbsps Olive oil
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 Medium onion, chopped
1/2 tsp dried Thyme
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the onions 
  • Cook till translucent
  • Add the Chillies, clove,Red bell pepper and celery
  • Cook till the vegetables are cooked 
  • Add the Bay leaves, dried thyme, and cumin powder 
  • Pour the stock and boil the stock
  • Slowly add the rice and cook till the rice is soft
  • Let the rice cool down
  • Fluff the rice with a fork 
  • Serve it warm 


Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

very unique name. is it a mexican dish? looks wonderful and will make this for hubby;s lunchbox.

Spandana said...

Happy Thanks giving!! That is a funny name for a dish :)
Looks good!

chef and her kitchen said...

nuce n yummy rice..lovely combination of ingredients

Priya Suresh said...

The name itself sounds interesting, looks flavourful and excellent..

Unknown said...

Hi, first time here & now following you! :)

Sushma Mallya said...

unique name haven't heard of it Shri, lovely and flavourful!

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Interesting and innovative

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