Brain Healthy IngredientsGarlic, Legumes, Onions
In the South, folks eat Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day in hopes it will bring luck and good fortune. Your brain will hit the jackpot with folate-rich black-eyed peas as you enjoy this tasty Southern tradition!
For a vegetarian dish, omit the bacon + cook the onions, peppers, and garlic in 2T olive oil instead.
- 5 slices smoky bacon, chopped in small pieces
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 small red pepper, chopped into 1/4 inch squares
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 15 ounce can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste
- Put bacon in medium-sized saucepan and cook until crispy over medium heat.
- Add onion, pepper, and garlic and cook about 3-5 minutes, until vegetables are soft but still vibrant.
- Add rice, black-eyed peas, dry mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring to combine.
- Taste and add salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste. Stir and cook another 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve immediately.