Hoppin’ John Risotto

Number of Servings: 8 (318 g)
Active Time: 45 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Hoppin' John Risotto

Hoppin’ John is a traditional southern dish eaten for good luck in the new year. Serve with a generous side of braised greens, such as collards or kale. If you’re a fan of hot sauce, try a little with your risotto and greens.


  • ½ lb. spicy chicken sausage
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1½ cups brown rice
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth, warmed
  • 1½ cups no-salt-added black-eyed peas, cooked
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Break the sausage into small pieces, removing the casings if you like. Cook the sausage in a large dutch oven. Transfer out of the pan.
  2. In the sausage fat, cook the onion, bell pepper and celery until soft.
  3. Add the rice and stir to coat each grain. Cook until rice has a lightly nutty smell. Stir in the wine and cook until liquid evaporates.
  4. Add 1 cup of the broth and simmer, stirring steadily, until the rice absorbs the liquid. Repeat the process until the rice is tender. If you run out of broth before the rice is cooked, use hot water.
  5. Remove the risotto from the heat and stir in the peas, sausage and cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 318 g

Amount per serving
Calories 255
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 275mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 31g
Protein 12g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 58.2mg 4%
Iron 2.3mg 10%
Potassium 380mg 8%
Vitamin A 39.3mcg 4%
Vitamin C 25.9mg 30%
Vitamin E 0.7mg 6%
Vitamin K 6mcg 6%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 3.3mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 91.9mcg 23%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.2mcg 4%
Chloride 55mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.8mg 20%
Phosphorus 176.6mg 15%
Iodine 0.6mcg 0%
Magnesium 76.1mg 20%
Zinc 1.4mg 10%
Selenium 10mcg 20%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 1.6mg 70%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 26.8mcg 60%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Low Sodium Chicken Broth (chicken Broth (water, Chicken, Rosemary Extract (antioxidant)) Chicken Flavor, Cane Sugar, Yeast Extract, Onion Powder), Brown Rice, Black-eyed Peas, Spicy Chicken Sausage (skinless Chicken Meat, Roasted Red Peppers (red Peppers, Water, Salt, Citric Acid), Water, Contains 2% Or Less Of Seasoning (sea Salt, Sugar, Jalapeno Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder), Jalapeno Peppers), Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Celery, White Wine, Parmesan Cheese ((pasteurized Part-skim Cow's Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Cellulose Powder Added To Prevent Caking, Potassium Sorbate To Protect Flavor).

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