First blog of the month, so of course, a new recipe to share. Silver beet (AKA chard) is often found in home vegie patches. Why? Because it is super easy to grow. It is rich in vitamins A, B6, C & K, as well as folate. It is towards the end of its Australian growing season – so you may be looking for a new idea to try out. This is a super easy option. It is a great accompaniment to a meat dish but perfectly OK to stand by itself as a main. Oh, & for the win – it’s delish!
Rainbow Silver beet with Rice
Source: The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook by Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos
Serves: 2 as a main / 4 as aside
Great for: Mediterranean style, vego
✅ 2 tbspn extra virgin olive oil
✅ 1 red onion, chopped
✅ 1 clove garlic, chopped
✅ 1kg rainbow silver beet, roughly chopped
✅ 1 cup pureed tomato
✅ 1 cup water
✅ ½ cup rice
✅ Red chilli, finely sliced – optional
⭐️ Heat oil in a heavy based saucepan over a medium heat. Sauté onion & garlic until they are translucent.
⭐️ Add the silver beet (& chilli if desired), sauté a further 2-3 minutes or until silver beet is wilted.
⭐️ Add tomato puree & water, stir well. Bring to the boil, then simmer uncovered for approx. 5 minutes.
⭐️ Add rice & simmer for a further 10-15 minutes, or until the rice is cooked.
⭐️ Remove from heat & allow to stand for 5 minutes prior to serving.
Easy, healthy & delish – what a combo!
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