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Collard greens and rice is a vegan recipe that is relatively easy to prepare. It can be cooked in either a wok or in a microwave oven, and it can be made with either fresh or frozen collard greens. Preparation time is about 15 minutes with frozen collard greens, and 30 minutes with fresh collard greens. Cooking time is about 30-40 minutes. It will serve six or more people as a main meal. Leftover collard greens and rice can be stored in the refrigerator in the covered baking dish or other covered containers for a few days, and it's great when warmed up.
When using fresh collard greens, we begin by cutting off the stem ends and soaking the greens in a sink full of cold water.
While the collard greens are soaking, place the rice pot on the stovetop with 2 cups of water, and turn the heat up to high to bring the water to a boil.
While the water is heating, wash and peel the onions and begin washing and cleaning the collard greens, removing any bad spots.
When the water in the rice pot begins to boil, add the brown jasmine rice or regular brown rice, cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the water is absorbed into the rice.
Finish washing and cleaning the collard greens, coarsely shred the onions and collard greens in a food processor, or dice the onions with a knife, and cut the collard greens into bite-sized pieces.
Place the shredded or cut collard greens, or frozen collard greens if you are using them, and onions in a large covered microwaveable dish, or in a wok, add the spearmint, mix well and cook until the collard greens are tender and the onions are semi-translucent.
When the rice and veggies are cooked, combine them together with the lemon juice and mix well. Allow the flavors to blend together for about 5 minutes, and reheat as necessary.
Serve the collard greens and rice and Enjoy!
The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!