Souffle Hoppin John
Bake and serve this hearty casserole recipe in the same dish.
- Makes: 10 servings
- Prep: 25 mins
- Bake: 20 mins 400°F
Souffle Hoppin John
cup long grain rice
tablespoons butter or margarine
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
red sweet pepper, finely chopped
clove garlic, minced
tablespoons all-purpose flour
cups milk, half-and-half, or light cream
teaspoon ground red pepper or several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
cup finely chopped prosciutto or ham (about 2 ounces)
cups cooked black-eyed peas or frozen black-eyed peas, thawed, or one 14-ounce can black-eyed peas, drained
cup snipped fresh parsley
- Bring water to boiling in a medium saucepan. Add rice and salt. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Set aside.
- For sauce, melt butter or margarine in another medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, sweet pepper, and garlic; cook and stir for 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add flour; cook and stir 1 minute more. Add milk, half-and-half, or light cream; cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from heat. Add salt, ground black pepper, and ground red pepper to taste.
- Place 1/4 cup of the sauce into a small bowl; stir in egg yolks. Stir egg yolk mixture into sauce in saucepan. Add rice, prosciutto or ham, and black-eyed peas.
- Beat egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form (peaks stand straight). Gently fold egg whites into black-eyed pea mixture in saucepan. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 2-quart square baking dish.
- Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until puffed and golden and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. To serve, sprinkle with parsley. Makes 10 to 12 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
Refrigerate cooked rice and cooked or thawed black-eyed peas, covered, up to 2 days.
Nutrition Facts (Souffle Hoppin John)
- 175 kcal cal.;
- 6 g Fat, total;
- 52 mg chol.;
- 2 g sat. fat;
- 22 g carb.;
- 2 g fiber;
- 8 g pro.;
- 353 mg sodium;
- 9 mg vit. C;
- 155 RE vit. A
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet