Hoppin' John might be a good recipe to expand your main course recipe box. One serving contains 493 calories, 28g of protein, and 20g of fat. This recipe covers 12% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 6. Head to the store and pick up cheddar cheese, ham hocks, salt and pepper, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the water you could follow this main course with the Watermelon-Peach Slushies as a dessert. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for new year eve. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet.
In a large pan place the peas, ham hock, onion, red pepper, salt and pepper. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 1 1/2 hours.
Remove ham hock and cut meat into pieces. Return meat to pot. Stir in the rice, cover and cook until rice is tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle shredded cheese over top, if desired.
Recommended wine: Riesling, Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel
Riesling, Sparkling Wine, and Zinfandel are my top picks for Southern. In general, there are a few rules that will help you pair wine with southern food. Food-friendly riesling or sparkling white wine will work with many fried foods, while zinfandel is great with barbecued fare. The Schloss Johannisberg Rotlack Riesling Kabinett Feinherb with a 4.8 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 40 dollars per bottle.
Schloss Johannisberg Rotlack Riesling Kabinett FeinherbBrilliant light yellow. The nose is pure with lovely herbal notes, lemon grass, physalis and a hint of wild strawberries. The palate is fresh and juicy with delicate, creamy texture, elegant fruit and a long, mineral finish. Pairs well with salads, seafood, and light chicken dishes.