Hoppin John

28 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofPaula Deen

Total: 25 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 15 min

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Level: Easy



  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • Garlic powder
  • 2 cups black-eye peas, cooked
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • House Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 8 sprigs fresh parsley, for garnish
  • House Seasoning:
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder


  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic powder, to taste, and cook for 5 minutes. Add peas and rice and cook an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Be careful not to overcook; this dish is best if the bell pepper and onion still have a crunch to them. Add House Seasoning, to taste. Garnish each serving with sprig of parsley.

  • House Seasoning:
  • Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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28 Ratings

I made this recipe for Christmas dinner. Iy was an absolute success. Everyone loved it, including me. I followed the recipe exactly as it said and it was so good. I recommend this to everyone. definately a 5star recipe... Thanks Paula Deen See All Reviews Post Review

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