Collard Greens with Wild Rice
One of my favorite greens and they grow so well in Central Florida. High in micronutrients, especially magnesium, good ole collard greens are a staple in the South. There are many ways of preparing greens and I have been experimenting with my own home grown collards for years. My recent discovery of the “Instant Pot” became a game changer for cooking foods that typically take an hour or more to cook and break down into an edible form.
Recently I decided to add a cup of wild rice to the Instant Pot as an afterthought after adding my greens and other usual ingredients mentioned in this recipe. My thinking was that wild rice takes up to an hour to cook, so I decided to add a cup to the greens. The results exceeded my expectations. The wild rice was perfectly cooked in the mere 20 minutes of cooking on the “steam” setting. The wild rice gives more body and thickness to the greens broth. As long as I have wild rice on hand, I will always add this to my pot of greens.
Print Recipe Collard Greens and Wild Rice
Turn Instant Pot on saute mode and add all ingredients, keep lid off.
Just before pot starts to boil, turn off, place lid on pot and lock in place. Turn pressure release valve to "sealing" and press the "steam" button.
Allow to complete the steam cycle, approximately 20 minutes.
Manually release the steam, using a towel or mitts, carefully lift pot and set on stove and allow to cool.
Serve with suggested options listed below.
Alternatively this dish can be prepared in a large pot and it takes approximately 75 minutes.
Crispy bacon can be sprinkled over greens after cooking and upon serving
Add smoked ham hocks to Instant Pot, place on saute and brown hocks, add tawny port or other fortified wine to deglaze pot. Add other ingredients and steam.
Serve with a dallop of organic sour creme.
Collard Greens and Wild Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Potassium 392mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 110%
Vitamin C 28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.