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    Glorius Green Gumbo

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs

    30 mins

    1 hrs 30 mins

    Inspiritual's Note:

    i love gumbo, so i was excited to find a vegan version of it at veganchef.com.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 2 quarts water
    • 1 lb collard greens, washed well, destemmed, and roughly chopped (or 1 - 10 oz. pkg. frozen)
    • 1 lb turnip greens, washed well, destemmed, and roughly chopped (or 1 - 10 oz. pkg. frozen)
    • 1 lb kale, washed well, destemmed, and roughly chopped (or 1 - 10 oz. pkg. frozen)
    • 1 lb spinach, washed well, destemmed, and roughly chopped (or 1 - 10 oz. pkg. frozen)
    • 1/4 cup safflower oil
    • 1/4 cup unbleached flour
    • 1 1/2 cups onions, diced
    • 1 cup celery, diced
    • 1 cup green pepper, destemmed, deseeded, and diced
    • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
    • 3 cups cabbage, shredded
    • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 4 cups water
    • 2 cups brown rice, rinsed
    • 1/4 cup parsley, freshly chopped
    • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
    • Tabasco sauce or hot sauce, for garnishing

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large saucepan, place the 2 Quarts of water, and bring to a boil.
    2. 2
      Cook the collard greens in the boiling water for 2-3 minutes to blanch them.
    3. 3
      Using a slotted spoon, remove the collard greens from the boiling water, place them in a large bowl, and set aside.
    4. 4
      Cook the turnip greens, kale, and spinach in the same manner, and add to the bowl of collard greens.
    5. 5
      If using frozen greens, cook them individually in the boiling water until thawed, then remove them with a slotted spoon, and place them in a large bowl for later use.
    6. 6
      Set the cooking liquid aside for use in the gumbo.
    7. 7
      In a large pot, stir together the oil and flour to form a roux.
    8. 8
      Cook the roux over medium heat, while stirring constantly for 20-30 minutes, or until it is a golden (nutty) color.
    9. 9
      Add the onion, celery, green pepper, and garlic, stir well to combine, and cook an additional 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
    10. 10
      Slowly, stir a little of the greens' cooking liquid into the roux-vegetable mixture, blending them thoroughly together, and then stir in the remaining cooking liquid.
    11. 11
      Add the reserved greens, cabbage, Creole Seasoning, salt, and bay leaf, and bring to a boil.
    12. 12
      Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 45 minutes.
    13. 13
      Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring the 4 cups water to a boil.
    14. 14
      Add the brown rice, stir well, cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 45 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
    15. 15
      Remove the saucepan from the heat, leave covered, and set aside for 10 minutes to allow the rice to steam.
    16. 16
      After the gumbo has simmered for 45 minutes, add the parsley and nutritional yeast, and simmer an additional 5 minutes.
    17. 17
      Taste and add additional Creole Seasoning or salt, if needed.
    18. 18
      Serve the gumbo in bowls over the brown rice, and garnish individual servings with a little Tabasco sauce, if desired.
    19. 19
      * Note: you can substitute other fresh or frozen greens of choice such as, Swiss chard, mustard greens, beet greens, or escarole.

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    Nutritional Facts for Glorius Green Gumbo

    Serving Size: 1 (774 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 367.6
     
    Calories from Fat 88
    23%
    Total Fat 9.7 g
    15%
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    5%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 281.4 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 62.1 g
    20%
    Dietary Fiber 10.9 g
    43%
    Sugars 4.1 g
    16%
    Protein 13.1 g
    26%

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