Vegetarian Hoppin’ John

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Both of my daughters are vegetarians. I developed this simple vegetarian Hoppin’ John recipe for them. It can be used as a base for additional ingredients according to personal preference. This recipe was submitted to the Harvard College Dining Services and was selected as a vegetarian option for the student dining halls.


  • 2 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning


Bring broth and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

Heat olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Sauté onion in hot oil until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir cooked rice, black-eyed peas, and Cajun seasoning into onion.

Cover the pot with a lid and cook until flavors blend, about 10 minutes.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Servings: 6 – Yield: –



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