Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hoppin' John Stew with Cauliflower Rice





This recipe is from an old Rachel Ray magazine. It was sitting in one of my recipe piles and I thought - why did I save this one? I'm not a fan of rice. 

See, there's always a reason not to toss those old recipes! Got to think outside of the box (smile).

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion chopped
4 cups chicken broth
1 bunch collard greens- remove stems and chop leaves coarsely
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 15.5 ounce cans black eye peas- rinsed
1 1/2 cups cauliflower-  pulsed in the food processor till you get the consistency of rice. 
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
Cajun seasoning to taste 

Directions:

In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

Add the onion and cook stirring occasionally until softened.

Stir in the broth, collard green and thyme and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat to medium/low and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the black eye peas and the cauliflower rice. Cook for an additional 7-10 minutes on med/low heat.

Stir in the vinegar and season to taste.

This is really good! Great for those meatless meal nights

30 comments:



  1. This looks very interesting, but I am not a fan of the ingredients. I will pass on this one. The plating and the picture look interesting.

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    1. I knew this one wasn't for you. All the cooked vegetables-

      It was good!

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  2. This sounds so good and so flavorful! So many great ingredients! Sounds delicious!

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  3. HAHAHAHA-I saw rice in the title and thought WHAAAAAAAT? NOT LINDA! Great adaption using cauliflower instead.....that made it something you'd love. PERFECT! :)

    Are you still getting collard greens from the ones you planted?

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    1. I had to use up the collards i had in the pot. That was the last of them.

      Rice? What was I thinking when I saved that recipe? LOL

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  4. Wow. This is an interesting recipe! Sounds yummy!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week! Don't forget to enter the $5 Starbucks Giftcard Giveaway!

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    1. I was there! Thanks for hosting.

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  5. I likely would like this recipe but would have to sub out the collard greens. I don't think those greens are sold around here. Mind you, I have never looked specifically for them.

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    1. So many "greens" you can sub for the collards. Kale, mustard greens, you could even try fresh spinach.

      I like collards, they aren't as bitter as some of the other greens. Lots and lots of fiber in this dish.

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  6. Great idea to swap out the rice with cauliflower. Don't remember what black eyed peas taste like, but this does sound good.

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    1. I was thinking after I made this it would be a great dish for New Years. In the south you are suppose to eat greens and black eye peas for luck and wealth. SURE going to make this next year!!!!!!!!!

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  7. I am with Myra on this one. I will pass on it. But happy for those that will try it.

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    1. Dottie- lots of fiber and low in calories!

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  8. This cauliflower rice looks so nice, I can replace chicken broth with vegetable broth, came through "lets get real party".

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    1. Sure-I make my own broth and I should try making vegetable one.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. What a great way to get down those collard greens! :) Thank you for sharing this recipe on the Art of Home-Making Mondays Linda!

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    1. I really like this recipe and can't wait to grow collards again!

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  10. We love Hoppin John and never thought about pairing it with cauliflower, this looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  11. Thanks for linking up to this week's Tasty Tuesday. I have added your recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest Board.

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  12. Yum! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  13. This looks so incredible! Loving it! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls

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    1. I was there with Starbucks Oatmeal!

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  14. Hoppin john stew looks delicious,thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

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    1. Swathi- This is SO good! Loved the cauliflower in it. Hope you do also.

      Linda

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  15. I love how you have made over this recipe! Your Hoppin' John Stew with Cauliflower Rice looks and sounds really comforting and delicious! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop! Pinned :-)

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    1. April- I'm at a rice fan so why I kept the recipe was kinda strange. I guess I knew I would swap the cauliflower for the rice.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Have a nice weekend

      Linda

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