Note: For an alternative presentation,
pack rice mixture into small ramekin dishes. Unmold into soup bowls. Ladle soup
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Hopping John Soup
4 strips uncooked bacon, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Two 15 oz. cans black-eyed peas, undrained
14 1/2 oz. can reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 or 4 T. cayenne pepper sauce
1 t. dried thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
2 C. cooked long grain rice
2 T. minced fresh parsley
Cook bacon, onion and garlic in large saucepan over medium high heat 5 minutes
or until vegetables are tender. Add peas with liquid, broth, 1/2 cup water,
cayenne pepper sauce, thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low; cook, covered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and
discard bay leaf.
Combine rice and parsley in medium bowl. Spoon rice evenly into 6 serving bowls.
Ladle soup over rice.
Makes 6 servings.