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Author Notes: I'm growing collard greens in my garden this year for the first time and they've been quite prolific. I wanted do something different with some of them a few weeks ago while they were still young and tender and decided to stuff a few. I'm sure larger, older greens would work just as well.
I used my recipe for the creole seasoning which can be found here in my Monday's Red Beans and Rice Salad recipe.
- inpatskitchen —inpatskitchen
Food52 Review: Oh my God, this is like dirty rice meets golumpki in the same dish! Only better, because the collards stay a gorgeous green and the filling keeps its pop through the baking process. I love the potential for this dish to be a complete meal waiting for me in my fridge when I come home from work on a Monday night, having taken the time to prep it on a rainy Sunday afternoon. While it baked, I might whip up a Lousiana remoulade, crack open a cold beer, fan myself with the evening newspaper and wonder what it would be like to live in the bayou. - cheese1227 —cheese1227
collard leaves or halves, a little bigger than hand size
1 1/2 cups cooked white rice
pound ground pork
cup diced onion
cup diced celery
cup diced green bell pepper
teaspoons of your favorite creole seasoning
egg, lightly beaten
cup chicken broth
- Blanch the collard leaves in boiling water for about one minute. Rinse, cool and pat dry.
- Brown the ground pork in a saute pan, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go until it loses its pink color.
- Add the onion, celery, bell pepper and creole seasoning to the pork and continue to saute until the vegetables soften a bit. Cool the mixture to room temperature.
- Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the cooked rice and beaten egg.
- Place about 2 (coffee) teaspoons of the mixture just above the base of the collard leaf. Roll up the bottom, tuck in the sides and roll the rest of the way.
- Repeat for the remaining leaves and place in a shallow baking dish. If you have extra filling, just sprinkle it over the top of the rolls.
- Pour the quarter cup of broth over the casserole, cover tightly and bake at 350F for about 1 hour. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Greens