Hoppin’ John

This is a great rice dish that I found when looking for something new to serve with fish.

  • 6 slices of bacon chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped

Cook bacon in dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Add onion, saute until tender.

  • 4 cups of fresh peas, shelled
  • 8 spring fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

Add peas, thyme and 1 tablespoon of salt. Add water to cover and bring to boil. Cover with lid, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes or until peas are tender. Drain.

  • 4 cups cooked basmati rice
  • 4 cups seeded, diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Combine pea mixture with remaining ingredients and mix. Yield: about 12 cups.

My notes: I cut the recipe in about half (changing up the ratio as I wanted less rice). Substituted edamame for peas and brown rice. I also omitted the salt until seasoning with salt and pepper after mixing. I felt with the salt bacon that adding salt with the edamame may make a salty dish that I like.

pairing with a white fish like grouper or sheepshead. We grilled salmon and thought that also worked well.

Author: sheilashultz

Search marketer by day, full-time Mom by night...always looking for ways to find a few moments of "me" time.

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