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Vegan Red Beans & Dirty Rice with Collard Greens - Packed with good-for-you ingredients, this version of a Louisiana classic side dish is hearty enough to stand on it's own. Laissez les bon temps roulez!

Red Beans and Dirty Rice with Collard Greens

The recipe is all about the distinctly delicious flavor of Cajun Country!
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Author: Holly Gray


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic thin sliced
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun spice blend or to taste
  • 1 bunch collard greens rough chopped and stems removed
  • 1 - 10- ounce can red kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup long-grain rice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper sauce to taste


  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and sautĂ© 1-2 minutes, until slightly softened.
  • Add the garlic and Cajun spice. Cook and stir another 1-2 minutes.
  • Place collard greens in the pot along with 2 Tablespoons water. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until greens are wilted.
  • Add beans and rice, plus 1 cup water, to the pot. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and rice cooked through.
  • Adjust seasoning, sprinkle with cayenne pepper sauce to taste, and serve warm.
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