Pepper Hoppin John
Serve up this hot onion, pepper, garlic, tomato, black eyed peas and rice dish for an attractive and very healthful main dish.
4 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1-1/2 cups red and green bell peppers, chopped
2 cloves diced garlic
1 14-1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon oil
2 cups cooked blackeyed peas
1 dash Tabasco sauce
Cook the onion, bell peppers, and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat until soft. Add the diced tomatoes, blackeyed peas, and Tabasco sauce and heat through.
Arrange the rice in a large serving bowl, making a depression in the center. Pour the vegetable mixture into the center of the rice.
Serve with cornbread or biscuits.
Peppers are full of vitamins C and A, as well as folate. They are also high in fiber. Peppers consist mostly of water so the added bonus is they are low in calories. Colorful bell peppers add appetizing appeal as well as nutrition and can be included on any diet menu.
One-half cup of chopped fresh bell pepper has only 15 calories. One pepper provides as much as 150-percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin C.
Recipe makes 4 servings.