Swiss Chard and Rice Recipe

Looking for an easy Swiss Chard and Rice recipe? Learn how to make Swiss Chard and Rice using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



Adapted from mediterranean-food-recipes.com.

Recipe Ingredients for Swiss Chard and Rice

1 1/2 cup brown rice, washed
1 lb (1 bunch) Swiss chard, chopped into 1 inch stripes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup diced tomatoes
3 1/4 cups hot water
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tbsp slivered almonds, toasted
2 tbsp bread crumbs, toasted
1/4 cup parsley
2 tablespoons white wine

Recipe Directions for Swiss Chard and Rice

  1. Prepare a sofregit of onion and tomato as follows: Heat the olive oil in a casserole. When the olive oil is hot, add the onion. When the onion is caramelized, add the tomato and cook for 8 minutes.

  2. Prepare a picada by chopping together the garlic, almonds, bread, and parsley. Put in a small bowl, add the white wine, and stir.

  3. When the sofregit is done, add the hot water. Bring it to a boil and add the rice. When the water resumes boiling add the picada. Stir the top of the rice briefly and softly. Add the Swiss chard on top of the rice. DO NOT STIR IT. Cook uncovered for 7 minutes over medium-high heat.

  4. Cover the pot, and turn heat to low. Cook for 7 more minutes. Turn off heat, and leave it to rest for 5 minutes. Serves 2 as a main dish, and 4 as a side dish or accompaniment.

Categories

Rice, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Side Dish, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 468.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
397
Calories from Fat
96
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.7g
16%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
281mg
12%
Potassium
815mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
66.7g
22%
Dietary Fiber
5.8g
23%
Sugars
3.9g
Protein
9.3g
Vitamin A 151% Vitamin C 77%
Calcium 12% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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