Vegetarian Hoppin' John


Both of my daughters are vegetarians. I developed this simple vegetarian Hoppin' John recipe for them. 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.

close up view of beans with rice and peppers in an orange bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 ½ cups vegetable broth

  • 1 cup long grain rice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

  • ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning


  1. Bring broth and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Sauté onion in hot oil until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir cooked rice, black-eyed peas, and Cajun seasoning into onion.

  3. Cover the pot with a lid and cook until flavors blend, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
6g Fat
49g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 653mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 334mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love