Hot Hoppin' John Salad Recipe

Step 1

Cook ham, 1/2 cup onion, and garlic in oil until lightly browned. Stir in rice, peas, hot sauce, pepper and salt. Cook until thoroughly heated. Place bacon in large skillet; cook until crisp; set aside. Drain all but 1 tablespoon drippings. Add cabbage and remaining onion; stir-fry until tender-crisp. Spoon onto large platter. Ladle rice mixture into center of cabbage; crumble bacon over top of salad. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Source: Seasonal Inspirations for Rice Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

Things You'll Need

  • 1c Coarsely chopped ham
  • 1c Chopped onion; divided
  • 2 Garlic cloves; minced
  • 1tb Vegetable oil
  • 3c Hot cooked rice
  • -- (cooked in chicken broth)
  • 16oz Canned black-eyed peas
  • -- rinsed and drained
  • 1ts Hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2ts Cracked black pepper
  • 1/4ts Salt
  • 2sl Bacon
  • 4c Very finely shredded cabbage
  • -- (green)

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