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BUSH'S® Hopping John Over Rice

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"This spicy dish combines blackeye peas with cayenne pepper for a distinct southern flavor, great for any time of year-not just for New Years!"
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20 m servings 198
Original recipe yields 8 servings (4 cups)


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  1. Mix peas, onion and bacon dripping in saucepan; bring to a boil. Simmer on low heat 15 minutes.
  2. Serve pea mixture over hot buttered rice and season with cayenne pepper.


  • Note
  • If possible, prepare peas an hour or so before mealtime. Then reheat when ready to serve.
  • Add 1/2 cup (or more) small pieces of ham when you add seasonings to peas.
  • Combining peas with rice creates a high protein dish which can be used as a meat substitute.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 198 calories; 5.3 28.3 7.9 10 459 Full nutrition


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Added 1/4 chopped bell pepper! Yum!

Gave this a try with great reviews, then introduced it to extended family where it disappeared. So easy, so good

This dish is pretty good for being so easy. Not fabulous, but pretty good. I did not have bacon dripping on hand (imagine that), but shortening and a little season salt seemed to work. I also...

very good! new years day treat!