Senator Mitch McConnell's Hoppin' John
Yield: 8 servings.
• 2 cups fresh or frozen black-eyed peas
• 1/4 pound of bacon
• 2 small red pepper pods
• 2 cups uncooked regular rice
Cover peas with water.
Simmer peas, bacon and peppers in a covered pot over low heat for 1 to 1.5 hours or until tender.
Add rice, cover and cook over low heat, stirring frequently until rice is cooked.
Add more water during cooking if necessary. Add salt to desired taste.
Senator Mitch McConnell's Kentucky Recipes (2006)