Healthy Hoppin' John
Black-eyed peas are an easy dry bean, with no presoaking needed. For an even quicker dish, use drained and rinsed canned peas and quick cooking or leftover brown rice.
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup of dried black-eyed peas
1 cup uncooked brown rice
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon pepper
- In a deep sauce pot, sauté onions and garlic in olive oil for 1 to 3 minutes, until translucent (do not brown).
- Add dried black-eyed peas, salt, brown rice, and 4 cups of fresh water to the pot and bring to a boil.
- Lower heat to simmer, and add the cayenne and black pepper. Cook for 45 minutes, covered, adding water as needed.
► Cost Per Serving: $0.68
*All costs based on actual grocery store prices. Prices may vary by location.