Swiss Chard, Spinach and Rice Gratin Recipe

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


Submitted by anad1027

Makes 4 servings



http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/03/health/nutrition/03recipehealth.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Recipe Ingredients for Swiss Chard, Spinach and Rice Gratin

1 pound Swiss chard, washed and stemmed
5 oz spinach, washed and stemmed
1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
6 large egg whites
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
3/4 cup brown basmati rice

Recipe Directions for Swiss Chard, Spinach and Rice Gratin

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil while you clean the chard and spinach. Fill a bowl with ice water. Strip the leaves from the chard stalks but hold onto the stalks. Wash the leaves in several rinses of water. When the water comes to a boil, salt generously and add the chard leaves. Blanch for about two minutes, just until tender. Using a skimmer or slotted spoon, transfer immediately to the ice water. Blanch the spinach for 30 seconds, and transfer to the ice water. Let sit for a few minutes, then drain, squeeze out the water and chop medium-fine.

  2. 2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Brush a 2-quart baking or gratin dish with olive oil.

  3. 3. Trim both ends off the chard stalks, then dice them. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large, heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat, and add the onion. Cook, stirring, until tender, about five minutes. Add the diced chard stalks, thyme, rosemary and a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, for about five minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add the garlic and stir for a minute or so until fragrant. Add the chard and spinach. Stir together for 30 seconds to a minute, just to blend the mixture. Season with salt and pepper, and remove from the heat.

  4. 4. Beat the eggs in a bowl. Stir in the chard mixture, cheese and rice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to the baking dish, and drizzle on the remaining oil.

  5. 5. Bake 40 minutes until firm and brown on the top. Remove from the heat, and cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. You can serve this warm, at room temperature or cold.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 278.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
278
Calories from Fat
69
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.7g
12%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
546mg
23%
Potassium
814mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
37.5g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
3.1g
Protein
16.2g
Vitamin A 207% Vitamin C 78%
Calcium 26% Iron 21%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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