583600 spicy hoppin john

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Dried black eyed peas
8 cups Water
1 \N (16 oz.) can tomatoes
1 \N (8 oz.) ham hock
1 cup Chopped onion
1 cup Chopped celery
1 tablespoon Salt
1 \N Bay leaf
½ teaspoon Basil leaves
2 tablespoons Chili powder
1 cup Uncooked reg. rice

Combine peas and water in Dutch oven; let soak overnight (or bring to boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 minutes - let stand for 1 hour). Do not drain. Drain tomatoes, reserving the liquid. Chop tomatoes and add them and the liquid to peas. Add remaining ingredients, except rice. Cover and simmer until peas are tender, about 1 to 1½ hours. Remove ham hock; remove meat from bone, dice, and return to peas. Add rice and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove bay leaf. Submitted By BARRY WEINSTEIN On 03-16-95

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