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Easy Soulfood Mix-Up

What you need: 

1 cup rice
1 block firm tofu, pressed and cut into small pieces
2 or 3 tablespoons canola oil
1 small to medium onion, chopped
3 or 4 cloves garlic, diced
1 1/2 cups black eyed peas
1 bunch collard greens, roughly chopped
Soy sauce or Braggs, to taste
Liquid smoke, to taste
Salt, to taste

What you do: 

This recipe is simple, quick, and sticks to the ribs.
1) Start cooking the rice according to your usual method. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet and oil on medium-high heat. Add tofu to pan to fry, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with soy sauce and liquid smoke. Once tofu is browned, reduce heat to medium and add onion, garlic, and a sprinkle of salt. When onion becomes translucent, add the drained black eyed peas and cover with a tight lid to keep the moisture in.
2) When the beans have heated through, you can either toss the collard greens right in the mix and heat another 5 to 10 minutes or you can put a steamer on top of the mix and serve the collards on the side with margarine or lemon. You may need to add a tablespoon or two of water if your mix is not saucy enough.
Serve over the rice. Goes great with cornbread.
Source of recipe: This was inspired by a similar dish made for me by my friend Precious Pete from Seattle.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes , Cooking time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
Servings: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

distorsean,

I can't believe that no one has commented on this recipe. I made this tonight and it was very good! We had left over cornbread from a dinner we made this past weekend so this was perfect. It was easy and very very filling. Thank you for sharing.

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