---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
       Title: HOPPIN' JOHN
  Categories: Vegetables
       Yield: 8 servings
     1/2 lb Blackeyed peas, dry
            ;Water to cover
     1/4 c  Onion; chopped
       1    Garlic clove; minced
     1/2 c  Rice
     1/2 c  Ham, cooked
     1/2 t  Salt
     1/4 t  Pepper
       1 t  Oregano, dried; crushed
       1 ds Cayenne
       1 T  Oil
       1    Bay leaf
   Calories     per serving: 157 Fat grams per serving: 6 Approx. Cook Time:
   Wash peas; add five cups boiling water.  Parboil three minutes. Remove from
   heat, cover and soak four hours.  Drain and rinse peas. Saute onion and
   garlic in oil until onion is tender.  Add soaked peas, ham, 1 1/2 cups
   water and seasonings.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, covered,
   until beans and rice are tender (approximately 25 to 30 minutes). Remove
   bay leaf before serving.