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Hoppin' John Soup (Black-Eyed Peas and Rice)

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“Soup made with black-eyed peas, onion, vegetables, chicken bouillon, garlic, thyme, cumin, pepper, and rice. Great served with cornbread.”
2hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven or soup pot, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat; saute onion for 1 minute, then add garlic and saute for 5 minutes.
  2. Add peas, thyme, and 9 cups chicken broth, and bring to a boil.
  3. Parboil peas, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes; then remove from heat and let rest for 20 minutes.
  4. Add the water and bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat to simmer and cook, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until almost mushy (1 hour).
  6. In a seperate pot, cook rice according to package directions.
  7. Fry bacon, then add the celery and saute until it's clear.
  8. When rice and celery are done add them to the peas along with all remaining ingredients (including remaining 2 cups broth).
  9. Bring to a boil, and taste for seasoning.
  10. At this point it isn't necessary to continue cooking, but you can cook longer if desired.
  11. Serve with cornbread.

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