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Hoppin John

Hoppin John
Makes: 4  servings Prep 15 mins Cook 6 mins


  • 2 tablespoons  peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup  chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon  minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 pound  Canadian bacon, diced
  • 1 cup  thinly sliced celery
  • 1 14 ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 8.8ounce package precooked brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
  • 2 teaspoons  fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 2 tablespoons  chopped parsley


1. Heat a large wok or skillet over high heat. Add oil, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes; stir-fry 10 seconds or until fragrant. Add bacon and celery; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until bacon begins to brown.

2. Add black-eyed peas, rice, thyme and salt; stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes or until rice is heated through (if mixture starts to stick, add 1 tablespoon water). Remove from heat and stir in parsley.

From FitnessMagazine.com