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       Title: Hot Hoppin' John Salad
  Categories: Salads, Main dish
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       1 c  Coarsely chopped ham
       1 c  Chopped onion; divided
       2    Garlic cloves; minced
       1 tb Vegetable oil
       3 c  Hot cooked rice
            -- (cooked in chicken broth)
      16 oz Canned black-eyed peas
            -- rinsed and drained
       1 ts Hot pepper sauce
     1/2 ts Cracked black pepper
     1/4 ts Salt
       2 sl Bacon
       4 c  Very finely shredded cabbage
            -- (green)
  
   Cook ham, 1/2 cup onion, and garlic in oil until lightly browned.  Stir in
   rice, peas, hot sauce, pepper and salt.  Cook until thoroughly heated.
   Place bacon in large skillet; cook until crisp; set aside.  Drain all but
   1 tablespoon drippings.  Add cabbage and remaining onion; stir-fry until
   tender-crisp.  Spoon onto large platter.  Ladle rice mixture into center
   of cabbage; crumble bacon over top of salad.  Serve hot or at room
   temperature.
   
   Source: Seasonal Inspirations for Rice
   Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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