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Camellia Brand
a bowl of Hoppin' John

Field Pea Hoppin’ John

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups cooked Camellia Brand Field Peas
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup raw jasmine or basmati rice
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme


  1. Rinse, sort, and cook peas.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic and cook until translucent.
  3. Add the field peas, stirring to combine.
  4. Add 2 1/2 cups water, the salt and the pepper and bring to a boil. 
  5. Add the rice and the sprig of thyme; stir once.
  6. Bring back to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes, then remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Uncover, add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Fluff with a fork and serve.