Hoppin’ John is a traditional New Year’s Day dish. It is said that eating this black-eyed peas dish on January 1st will bring luck all year long! Wondering why it is called Hoppin’ John? Learn more at our Hoppin’ John page!
In a Dutch oven, cook bacon add onions until bacon is crisp and onions are soft. Add black-eyed peas, rice, 1 cup of water, and red pepper flakes. Cover and simmer over low heat until rice is cooked, about 20 to 25 minutes. Toss with salt and pepper and serve immediately.