Hoppin’ John

Eaten in the South (United States) on New Year’s Eve, the beans and scallions of this recipe symbolize coins and currency, and by extension, are eaten for good luck and prosperity in the new year. Delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of rice
  • 2 15.8 oz cans of Bush’s Blackeye Peas, or make your own
  • 2 cups of green scallions, just the leafy part, diced
  • half a pound of white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 cups, tomatoes, a variety, diced
  • 1 12.oz package of bacon, cooked, then crumbled when crispy

Preparation

  1. Cook the rice in a rice cooker
  2. Cook the Blackeye Peas in a saucepan to warm, about 30 min. medium heat
  3. Cut scallions
  4. Grate cheese
  5. Cook bacon
  6. Layer into a casserole dish starting with rice, followed by beans, scallions, cheese and bacon
  7. Warm in oven at 300F until cheese melts, ~30 min.
Finished
Rice followed by blackeye peas
Added scallions
Tomato layer
Cheese layer
Bacon layer with empty space for those that don’t want bacon
After heating