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Vegetarian Hoppin' John


"Both of my daughters are vegetarians. I developed this simple recipe for them to let them enjoy Hoppin' John. It can be used as a base for additional ingredients according to personal preference. This recipe was submitted to the Harvard College Dining Services and was selected as a vegetarian option for the student dining halls."
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45 m servings 288 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Bring broth and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot oil until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir rice, black-eyed peas, and Cajun seasoning into onion, cover the pot with a lid, and cook until flavors blend, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 288 calories; 5.7 g fat; 49.4 g carbohydrates; 9.7 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 653 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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My husband loves this and it's so easy! I don't think it needs anything as others may have mentioned. I did add diced tomatoes one time to experiment and it turned out good. But it definitely do...

Rejoice, poor college students! Rejoice! A very cheap, but filling, and very healthy dish thats incredibly easy to make! I can't recommend it enough.

I hate to rate a new recipe even averagly, but this was just too hot for me with the cajun spice. It also seems like it just needs something. Even meat chicken or sausage might do the trick. I f...

This is really good! I added red bell pepper with the onions. Upped the Cajun seasoning to 1 tsp. Perfect for Vegetarian guests or would work nicely as a side dish or healthy lunch. Thanks!

Yum! I didn't have onion so I sauteed celery, tomatillos, and tomatoes instead and added onion powder. also I put in chopped fresh spinach and chives at the end. It came out creamy and flavorfu...