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

  1. In a deep sauce pot, sauté onions and garlic in olive oil for 1 to 3 minutes, until translucent (do not brown). 
  2. Add dried black-eyed peas, salt, brown rice, and 4 cups of fresh water to the pot and bring to a boil.
  3. 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.

Nutritional Analysis: 
Calories: 248, Fat: 5g, Sodium: 5mg, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 6g
4 servings

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