Hoppin' John Parfaits

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Pre-Notes

    The rice for this dish can be prepared in a rice cooker.

    This dish should be served immediately because of the hot and cold ingredients.

    In the Southern United States, eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is thought to bring prosperity in the new year.

Ingredients

  1. 1 c uncooked basmati rice
  2. 1 t chicken bouillon
  3. 3 bacon slices
  4. 1 c sweet onion, chopped
  5. 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  6. 2 (15.8 oz) cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  7. 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  8. 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  9. 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  10. 1/4 c chopped fresh parsley
  11. 1/4 c olive oil
  12. 2 T apple cider vinegar
  13. 1 c shredded Pepper Jack cheese (4 oz)

Instructions

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions, adding 1 t chicken bouillon.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat 10-12 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1T drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.
  3. Saute onion and jalapeno pepper in hot drippings 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned; stir in black-eyed peas and 1 cup water. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until liquid has almost completely evaporated.
  4. Stir together tomato, green onions, celery, parsley, olive oil and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Layer black-eyed pea mixture, hot cooked rice, and tomato mixture in 12 (7oz) glasses.
  5. Top with cheese and crumbled bacon.

Post-Notes

    Leftover Hoppin' John is called Skippen' Jenny!

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Hoppin' John Parfaits - Picture of Recipe
Serves: 12
Course: Appetizer,Side Dish
Type of Food: Salad,Rice Dish
Ethnicity/Origin: Southern
Key Ingredient: Rice,Tomatoes,Jalapeno Peppers,Onions,Black-eyed Peas
Difficulty: 2 - Medium
Make Ahead: No
Prep Method: Rice Cooker,Stovetop
Themes/Holidays: Kentucky Derby,New Year's Day

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