Black-eyed peas, ham, and brown rice are transformed into the most delicious Hoppin' John dish with the help of your Instant Pot® pressure cooker. Serve with warm cornbread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 25 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water and black-eyed peas in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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  • Select Keep Warm function for 5 minutes, then release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Drain peas and reserve cooking liquid. Rinse and dry the pot and return to the cooker.

  • Add onion, butter, and garlic to the cooker. Select Saute function and cook for 2 minutes. Add brown rice and mix well. Cook until rice is toasted, about 2 minutes. Add chicken broth, ham, green onions, salt, and pepper. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 22 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Select Keep Warm function for 10 minutes, then release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Select Saute function and stir in reserved peas and cayenne. Add reserved liquid if needed, a little at a time. Finished dish should be moist, but not soupy. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 17.2g; carbohydrates 55.2g; fat 11g; cholesterol 28.4mg; sodium 829.4mg. Full Nutrition
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