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Carolina Peas & Rice

This Southern inspired dish is traditionally eatenat New Years and thought to bring a year ofprosperity and good luck. This Carolina Peas &Rice recipe is not only lucky, but also nutritiousand tasty any day of the year!

Recipe Source: masnaped.org


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3/4 lb. collard greens (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of low-sodium or rinsed black-eyed peas
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • Hot sauce (optional)


  1. Heat pot on the stove and add oil when hot.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the onion and salt, and stir occasionally until the onions are soft and clear about 6 minutes.
  3. Add collards, smoked paprika, and thyme, and cook until the greens are just wilted (about 1 minute).
  4. Add water, stir, cover the pot, and cook until the greens are just tender (about 5 to 10 minutes).
  5.  Stir in vinegar, black-eyed peas, and rice. Cover pot, turn the heat down to low, and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve right away and serve with hot sauce (optional)
Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups
Total Fat2 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium294 mg
Total Carbohydrate98 g
Dietary Fiber14 g
Total Sugars4 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein9 g
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