Hoppin’ John (Sausage, Black-Eyed Peas, and Rice)

MyPlate Kitchen
Source: https://www.myplate.gov/recipes/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/hoppin-john-sausage-black-eyed-peas-and-rice


1/2 cup brown rice, instant uncooked (or white rice)
1 teaspoon canola oil (or corn oil)
3 ounces low-fat smoked turkey sausage ring, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch pieces (lowest fat and sodium available)
1/2 red bell pepper (medium, chopped)
1 jalapeño pepper, medium (seeded and finely chopped)
1 can black eyed peas (no salt added, rinsed and drained)
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt


  1. Prepare the rice using the package directions, omitting the salt and butter/margarine.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium non-stick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the sausage for 3 minutes or until richly browned, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in the bell pepper and jalapeño pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the peas, water, and salt. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the mixture is thickened slightly but some liquid remains. Remove from the heat.
  5. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes so the flavors bend. Stir in the rice. Transfer to a serving bowl.


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