Vegan Hoppin' John

Vegan Hoppin' John

Serves 4 to 6

A steaming bowl of this thick soup is said to bring good luck for the coming year, but you don't have to serve it only on your New Year's menu. Tempeh bacon and vegetables add depth of flavor to simple black-eyed peas and rice.

  • 2 cups dried black-eyed peas, rinsed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 strips tempeh bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Tabasco (optional)
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Put black-eyed peas into a large bowl, cover with water and set aside for 6 hours or overnight.

Drain black-eyed peas, then transfer to a large pot. Add 6 cups clean water, onions and thyme and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until black-eyed peas are tender but still whole, about 45 minutes. Add rice, tempeh bacon, peppers, cayenne, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Season with Tabasco, if you like. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:130 calories (5 from fat), 0.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 6g protein
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