Quick Collard Greens and Beans Risotto

Italian risotto gets a Southern makeover with collard greens and beans in this quick regional fusion.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


4 qt. water
1 tablespoon salt
1 (16-oz.) package chopped fresh collard greens
1 cup chopped onion (about 1 large)
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon ENOVA Oil
3 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (15.5-oz.) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (3.5-oz.) bag SUCCESS Brown Rice
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
Garnish: 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


1. Bring 4 qt. water to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add 1 Tbsp. salt, and stir until dissolved. Add collard greens to Dutch oven, and cook 2 minutes or until wilted. Drain greens in colander; rinse with cold water. Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.

2. Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in Dutch oven over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.

3. Whisk together chicken broth and flour; add to Dutch oven, and bring to a boil. Add cannellini beans, 1/2 tsp. salt, pepper, and collard greens. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and stir in rice and red pepper. Simmer, stirring frequently, 10 minutes or until greens and rice are tender. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

4. Sprinkle each serving with remaining 1/4 cup cheese, and garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.


Tracy Schuhmacher, Penfield, New York,

October 2006
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