Mustard Green Pickle
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|6 cups rinsed rice water (optional) or 6 cups water|
|2 pounds (900 g) fresh mustard greens, washed and cut to an inch length|
|a half teaspoon of salt|
|sugar (one spoonful)|
|4 spicy chili peppers, chopped, or to taste (option)|
Mustard Green Pickle Preparation Instructions
- In a big saucepan, bring 6 cups water (or the water saved from washing the rice) to a boil. When the water is boiling, add the mustard greens, stir a couple of times, and then drain the mustard greens in a strainer.
- Allows mustard green to dry for at least 8 hours on a tray or basket.
- In a small sauce pan, combine 2 cups water, salt, and sugar; boil and stir until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat and put aside to cool.
- In a jar or container, combine mustard greens and chile pepper.
- Pour the sugar-salt water over the mustard green, push it firmly, and cover the lid tightly.
- If kept in the refrigerator, it will be ready to consume in 2 weeks.
- If not, keep it in a cool location for three days and it will be ready.
- If you want to consume it sooner, mix a tablespoon of white vinegar with the sugar-salt water and let it sit for a day.
- Before serving, rinsed under cold water.
Eggplant Relish is a related recipe.
daily value in percent
73.5 g total carbohydrate (27%)
2.2 grams of total fat (3% of total fat)
0.1 gram saturated fat 1%
32.6g 116 percent dietary fiber
56 percent protein, 28.1 g
3770mg 164 percent sodium
Sugars (35.7 g) (71%)
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This month’s post is our next in our ongoing efforts to bring you recipes for foods that are great tasting, but also have great nutritional value. We’re very excited to talk about a recipe that is especially healthy for you—a pickle! Sure, you can buy pickles at the supermarket, but they are often full of additives and preservatives. If you’re looking for a nutritious pickle, look no further than a pickled jalapeno!. Read more about quick pickled mustard greens and let us know what you think.
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