Stuffed Collard Greens

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The Deep South meets the Middle East with these stuffed collard greens, inspired by dolmas (stuffed grape leaves). They’re not the prettiest things to ever come out of my kitchen, but they’re definitely tasty! Enjoy them as a snack, as an accompaniment to grilled meat, or on top of a salad.

This recipe is a little more complicated than the other Tabasco® recipes I’ve posted this week, but most of the cooking time is inactive. They also keep well in the refrigerator, so you can make a bunch and then have them handy for snacking on throughout the week.

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Stuffed Collard Greens

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 24
Author: Lauren Keating


  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 tabelspoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots minced
  • ¼ cup golden raisins

salt and pepper

  • 1 bunch collard greens


  • Prepare the rice according to the directions on the package. Let cool.
  • Heat the olive oil in a small pan. Add the minced shallot and cook until golden and slightly crisp, 2-3 minutes; pour the shallot and oil into the rice. Mix in the raisins and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Lay a collard green flat on the workspace in front of you, veiny side up. Use a sharp knife or a pair of kitchen shears to carefully cut out the tough center stem. Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling onto one end of the green. Fold in the sides, the roll up like a burrito. Place seam-side down in a steamer basket. Repeat with enough greens to make a single layer in the basket; sprinkle heavily with tabasco. Repeat with remaining greens to form a second layer.
  • Steam for 30 minutes. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

Disclosure: I received monetary compensation to develop recipes as part of the Tabasco 10-Ingredient Challenge.

By on October 13th, 2013

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie.

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3 thoughts on “Stuffed Collard Greens”

  1. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been doing a little
    homework on this. And he in fact bought me lunch simply because I discovered it for
    him… lol. So allow me to reword this….
    Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss this topic here on your website.

  2. Lauren,
    This is a brilliant adaptation. I get collard greens in the farm share and never make the best use of them–but I think this would be just similar (rice) enough that the kids would be game.


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