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hopping-john-3 recipe

Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 14:23:33 EST
From: JBennicoff@aol.com

I took this to a vegetarian club meeting a few months ago and it won
first prize.

Adapted from Everyday Cooking by Dr. Dean Ornish


Hoppin' John 

2 cans black eyed peas, drained
1 onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
3-3/4 cups vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
1-1/2 teaspoons salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon pepper or to taste
2-3/4 cups uncooked long grain brown rice
1 red bell pepper, finely diced (can sub green pepper also)
liquid hot pepper sauce or hot pepper vinegar (optional)

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven combine peas, onion, celery, bay
leaf, garlic, broth, rice, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over
high heat, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 45-50
minutes, or until the rice just cooked. Remove from heat and rest,
covered, for 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf.  Just before serving add
the red pepper and stir in gently. Taste and adjust seasoning with
salt and pepper. Serve with hot pepper sauce or hot pepper vinegar.
Serves 8. 

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