Both my daughters are vegetarians.
Vegetarian Hoppin' John

Both my daughters are vegetarians. I developed this simple recipe for them to enjoy Hoppin' John. It can be used as a base for adding other ingredients, depending on personal preference. This recipe has been submitted to Harvard College Dining Services and has been selected as a vegetarian option for student dining rooms.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients :

  • 2 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning

Directions :

Step 1

In a saucepan, bring broth and rice to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

Step 2

Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté Onion in hot oil until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the rice, black-eyed peas and Cajun seasoning into the onion, cover the pan with a lid and cook until the flavours blend, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts :

  • Per Serving:   288 calories
  • protein 9.7g
  • carbohydrates 49.4g
  •   fat 5.7g
  • sodium 652.9mg.  


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