Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Collard Greens and Rice

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 30 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 40 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories: kcal Best Season:Summer


Quick collard greens with rice and beans, this dish has great flavor, easy to make, and very budget friendly. For all those Vegans out there, this dish is great source of plant based vitamins and protien!



  1. First prepare your pot of rice. I used brown basmati rice, but if you don’t have any on hand, feel free to substitute. I think it might even be good with cooked quinoa or bulgur, if you doubled the amount of quinoa used in the recipe.
  2. While your rice is cooking, cut out the stem that runs down the center of each collard green. Stack your greens one on top of the other, roll them up, then very thinly slice the greens. They will look like collard green spaghetti! or chop them in larger peaces.
  3. In a large pot, sauté the minced garlic for a minute. Add your thinly sliced collard greens to the pot with about a cup of water. Stir in red pepper flakes, salt, and Italian seasoning. Let the collard greens cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat or until tender. Drain off any extra water. Add your prepared rice, lemon juice, and garbanzo beans.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir it all together and serve!

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