Good Fortune Hoppin' John with Ham and Greens

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Makes: 4  servings Prep 10 mins Cook 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 3 cups  water
  • 1 cup  dried black-eyed peas
  • 1/2 cup  finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup  finely chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup  finely chopped celery
  • 1 slice bacon, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 cup  long-grain rice
  • 1/2 cup  chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds  mixed collard or mustard greens, kale, or spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1 ham steak (3/4 to 1 lb.), broiled
  • Red-pepper sauce

Directions

Make Hoppin' John::

1. Combine water, black-eyed peas, onions, carrots, celery, bacon, and red pepper flakes in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Stir in salt and simmer, covered, 30 minutes more, until tender.

2. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions. Stir into black-eyed pea mixture.

Make Greens::

3. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Add mixed greens and salt; cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. (If using only spinach, reduce broth to 1/4 cup and cook spinach 5 minutes.) Serve with Hoppin John, ham and red-pepper sauce. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)475,
  • Fat, total(g)10,
  • chol.(mg)51,
  • sat. fat(g)3,
  • carb.(g)63,
  • pro.(g)36,
  • sodium(mg)2238,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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