Adding cheddar on top isn't traditional in this Southern classic—but no one who's tried our Hoppin' John with Bacon & Cheese has ever complained.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1/4 cup KRAFT Lite CATALINA Dressing
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup thin carrot slices
2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked
1 can (16 oz.) black-eyed peas, rinsed
1-3/4 cups water
1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits
1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese
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Let's Make It
Heat dressing in large saucepan on medium heat. Add onions and carrots; cook and stir 4 min. Stir in rice, peas, water and hot pepper sauce.
Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 12 min. or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat. Top with bacon and cheese. Let stand, covered, 5 min.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 54g
Dietary Fibers 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
4 servings, 1-1/3 cups each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.