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Black Eyed Peas and Rice

The ultimate good luck dish, Black-Eyed Peas and Rice brings prosperity while tasting savory and delicious! It’s a vegetarian alternative to a classic Hoppin’ John recipe that still tastes amazing next to collard greens and cornbread.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: African, American, Brazilian, Southern
Keyword: Black-Eyed Peas, Rice and Beans, Vegetarian Meals
Servings: 8 people
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine


  • 4 cups cooked black eyed peas
  • 1 cup white rice* rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp each; salt, onion and garlic powder
  • 3 cups fresh spinach


  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • Bring water to a boil. Add rinsed rice, oil and seasonings. Give it a stir and cook on low heat with cover half on for about 15-17 minutes or until all water has been absorbed.
  • Stir in the fresh spinach as rice is finishing up cooking. Cover and allow spinach to wilt for about five minutes (see notes)
  • Toss the rice with black eyed peas and serve with toppings.


*One cup of uncooked white rice will yield about 3 cups of cooked rice. 
**The recipe ratio is about 4 cups of black eyed peas to 3 cups of rice
***If you are cooking greens with black eyed peas you may want to skip this step.