Collard Greens Rice Casserole with Un-cheese SauceCollard Greens Rice Casserole with Un-cheese Sauce
From Vegan - Vegetarian Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Collard Greens Rice Casserole with Un-cheese Sauce
3 lbs. Collard Greens, fresh or frozen
1 lb. Onions
3 cups White Beans, cooked or canned
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1 cup Nutritional Yeast, flake
Cayenne Pepper or Hot Sauce (to taste)
2 cups Brown Rice cooked in 4 cups Water

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Collard greens rice casserole with un-cheese sauce is a relatively easy to prepare vegan recipe that will serve 4-6 adults as a main meal. We usually cook the collard greens and onions for this recipe in a large covered dish in the microwave oven, but they can also be cooked in a wok.  The rice is cooked in a pot on the stovetop. Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for a few days.

Begin by placing the water in the rice pot on the stovetop, and bring the water to a boil.

While the rice water is heating, wash and clean the fresh collard greens and wash and peel the onions.

When the water begins to boil, add the rice, reduce the heat to simmer, cover, and cook until all the water is absorbed into the rice.

If you are using frozen collard greens, place them in the large covered baking dish or wok, or chop or shred the fresh collard greens in a food processor along with the onions, and add them to the covered baking dish or wok.

Cook until the collard greens and onions are tender.

While the veggies are cooking, put the pre-cooked or canned beans, lemon juice, hot pepper, and nutritional yeast in the container of a high speed blender. Cover the container and run the blender at high speed until the contents are creamy smooth.

When the veggies and rice are cooked, add the rice to the baking dish or wok and mix together. Thoroughly mix in the un-cheese sauce from the blender container, and cook for another 5 minutes to re-warm and blend the flavors. (If cooking in a wok lower the heat to simmer before adding the rice and un-cheese sauce.)

Serve with a large tossed salad and enjoy!

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Vegan FlagThe 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!