Turnip Greens And Rice and A New Prime Parents Club Post

Our CSA started up again two weeks ago so I’ve been having fun with veggies — or trying to anyways. I’m determined not to let any veggie go to waste this summer. So far so good, although, I’m not sure how many salads I can eat. Going to have to get creative there.

This week’s veggies included turnip greens. What in the world do you do with turnip greens? They look like leaves. I probably would have mistaken them for lettuce if there hadn’t been a label on the bag.

So I googled and found a lot of southern-style recipes, all a little too complex for my purposes. I finally found a recipe on FoodNetwork.com for Turnip Greens & Potatoes that I adapted for the ingredients I had on hand. Here’s my version:

Turnip Greens and Rice

Turnip Greens And Rice


turnip greens

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cups rice


1/3 cup olive oil

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (I used a dark chocolate flavor)

1 tsp lime juice

1 tsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp paprika

salt and pepper


Boil turnip greens in water, olive oil (tbsp), and salt for 5 minutes. Drain thoroughly and chop.

Cook the rice. Mix together with the chopped greens.

Whisk together the remaining olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Pour over the rice and greens. Stir until well combined.

Serves 4. Best when warm. Total time 20 minutes

I’m also blogging over at Prime Parents Club and sharing 5 tips for making the most of your CSA. Please check it out and let me know what tips you’d share in the comments below.

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  1. Google is great for discovering ways to cook with the more obscure veggies. I love your version, especially the chocolate in place of vinegar – brilliant!
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