Meatless Dirty Rice with Collards

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Total Time

30 minutes

Serving Size



  • 2 cups fresh collard greens
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon plant-based butter
  • 1 cup basmati (or jasmine) rice
  • 2 cups vegetable stock (or broth)
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat large saucepan on medium 2–3 minutes. Chop collard greens coarsely. Cut onion into 1/2-inch cubes (1 cup); chop garlic finely.
  2. Melt butter in pan and add onions. Cook 3–4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to soften. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute.
  3. Stir in rice. Cook and stir 2–3 minutes until rice is fragrant and lightly toasted. Pour in stock, paprika, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper; bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in collards, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook 20 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let stand 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in ground red pepper, if using. Serve.

Nutritional information

Amount per ⅙ recipe serving: Calories 130, Total Fat 1.50g, Sat Fat 0.00g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 0mg, Sodium 400mg, Total Carb 27g, Fiber 2.00g, Sugars 1g, Protein 3g, Calc 2%, Vit A 0%, Vit C 0%, Iron 6%