Rating: 4.4 stars
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

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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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

288 calories; protein 9.7g; carbohydrates 49.4g; fat 5.7g; sodium 652.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (35)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2018
This is a good base recipe but bland as is. I plan on making this on New Year s Day for luck. I would recommend adding a bell pepper 1 carrot and celery diced very fine along with onion and garlic (to taste but 2 cloves minimum). Also add 1 can of tomatos (or fresh diced or Rotel) reserving juice. I add the juice then top off with the veggie stock in a measuring cup. Along with Cajun seasoning adding some smoked paprika or liquid smoke to taste Mrs. dash and a bay leave. I will also use brown rice for added nutrition. Increase liquids a half cup and cooking 10-15 minutes if using brown rice. Finish dish with salt pepper squeeze of lime and/or some chopped parsley or cilantro to add freshness to dish Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2015
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 followed recipe just doing 1 less can of beans. I might see if I can save this by turning it into a soup or something else. It did make quite a bit for just 2 of us. Having had a meal plan in college I am surprised this was served in the cafeteria at the dorms. 20 years ago we paid 800 1000 a month for a meal plan. I would have been pretty displeased if the main dish was cooked white rice and a can of beans. Read More
(9)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2015
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 followed recipe just doing 1 less can of beans. I might see if I can save this by turning it into a soup or something else. It did make quite a bit for just 2 of us. Having had a meal plan in college I am surprised this was served in the cafeteria at the dorms. 20 years ago we paid 800 1000 a month for a meal plan. I would have been pretty displeased if the main dish was cooked white rice and a can of beans. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2018
This is a good base recipe but bland as is. I plan on making this on New Year s Day for luck. I would recommend adding a bell pepper 1 carrot and celery diced very fine along with onion and garlic (to taste but 2 cloves minimum). Also add 1 can of tomatos (or fresh diced or Rotel) reserving juice. I add the juice then top off with the veggie stock in a measuring cup. Along with Cajun seasoning adding some smoked paprika or liquid smoke to taste Mrs. dash and a bay leave. I will also use brown rice for added nutrition. Increase liquids a half cup and cooking 10-15 minutes if using brown rice. Finish dish with salt pepper squeeze of lime and/or some chopped parsley or cilantro to add freshness to dish Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2016
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2016
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 doesn't need any meat to be delicious. Vegetarian dishes usually don't have that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2015
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2018
I was looking for some healthy meals as my son has high cholesterol. This is so easy and so good just as is. No need to add anything. Both of my sons (18 and 21) really like this. I didn't have Cajun seasoning on hand so I did substitute with homemade taco seasoning from this site. I've made this twice now and I will definitely be making it again. Thanks for s great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2018
We are diabetic and I make rice all the time. If you roast the rice in the pan you are using to cook it in, the starch is converted and not such a problem for the blood sugar. This also makes the rice fluffy so I do it for all rice dishes except Japanese where you might like sticky rice. You could use minute rice or Uncle Ben's otherwise but I like to convert our own rice. Hubby hates beans. His mom served them all the time because there were 9 children and a small budget. I would love this recipe but I think I will make it with the barracho (drunken beans made with beer) beans which are a little spicy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2015
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 flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2019
I made it. I added some Slap yo Mama and it was perfect!! Read More
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