This is an great way to combine several New Years Day traditional foods into one dish with a nontraditional twist. Combine it with a side of fresh baked corn bread and you're sure to have good luck for 2014 (or at least a delicious meal!)
1/2 lb. ground pork
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons chopped ginger
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (may be left out to cut down the spiciness)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup canned black-eyed peas (rinse the peas first)
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 bunch kale or mustard or turnip greens, torn into pieces
1/2 cup chopped white or yellow onion
2 Tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
3-4 cups cooked rice (Iong grain wild rice is my favorite but you can use whatever rice you like)
Mix pork, garlic, ginger, pepper, cumin, and salt together and brown in a pot with oil, breaking into pieces (about 10 minutes).
Drain grease, and add broth and bring to a boil. Simmer for another 10 minutes. Add the onions, black-eyed peas, kale or greens, and soy sauce and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until the greens are tender.
Serve over rice in bowls.
Recipe courtesy of Chef Andre Nowading, Kroger