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Healthy Collard Green Dirty Rice Wraps

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Marrekus Wilkes of Cooks with Soul reimagined the flavors of the collard greens his grandparents used to simmer with salted ham hocks as these lighter wraps. He fills them with his own version of dirty rice made with ground pork, rice, and vegetables, and flavors them with Cajun seasoning (such as their Cooks with Soul “The Boot” Cajun seasoning). If you can’t find collard greens, try Swiss chard. Any leftovers are delicious cold or warm. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Marrekus and Krysten Wilkes of Cooks with Soul.


  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (for rice)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups long-grain rice (white)
  • 2 pounds collard green leaves (whole, very large; 2 pounds is about 16 leaves; or use Swiss chard)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 medium yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning mix (plus more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (plus more to taste)
  • 1 cup chicken broth (for cooking wraps)
  • cajun remoulade (store-bought, for dipping)
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    1. Add chicken broth for rice, and water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in rice, cover pan, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until all of liquid has been absorbed and the rice is al dente, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork, and set aside.
    2. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Trim stems from collard greens at base of leaf. If remaining ribs are very large, run a knife parallel to the cutting board to shave off the thickest part of the ribs. Add half of greens at a time to pot and blanch in boiling water until they’re bright green and flexible, 2 minutes. Remove greens from water and submerge in a bowl of ice water until cool. Then drain and set aside.
    3. Meanwhile, add vegetable oil to a heavy-bottomed skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add ground pork, using a wooden spatula to crumble meat.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium21% DV500mg
    Fat31% DV20g
    Protein45% DV23g
    Carbs21% DV63g
    Fiber32% DV8g
    Calories520Calories from Fat180
    Total Fat20g31%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat180
    Total Carbohydrate63g21%
    Dietary Fiber8g32%
    Vitamin A200%
    Vitamin C120%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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