Oh dear, it's very late, I've been blogging excessively and now you, my captive audience, must bear my bad jokes. Get it? Hoppin' John with a Chinese bean (adzuki) is called Hoppin' Jian?
Brother B1 made real Hoppin' John for me with black-eyed peas. But I only had adzuki beans -- and I loved this simple yet tasty dish -- so here it is. B1 got this recipe from the Californian Dry Bean Advisory Board -- as you do.
1/2 lb (1 cup) dried black-eyed peas
1 cup chopped onions
2 T olive oil
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 cups vegie or chicken stock
Soak peas your favorite way (overnight or quick boil). Wash and rinse, discarding liquid. Cook onions in oil. Add seasonings, stock and drained beans. Cover and cook slowly to desired tenderness (~30 minutes). Tilt lid if necessary to prevent boiling over. While cooking, prepare rice to serve alongside.