Brown Rice, Feta and Swiss Chard Gratin Recipe
Brown Rice, Feta and Swiss Chard Gratin
A meal in and of itself. If your kids like cheesy dishes, they would like this one. And they don't even need to know they are eating brown rice... Who needs to know? This recipe is courtesy of Chef Extraordinaire, Lauren Feldman. She demonstrated it in last nights "Grains Workshop", and it was fabulous! And so easy to make!
2-2 ½ cups cooked brown rice
1 medium onion - diced
4 cloves of garlic - minced
I bunch of Swiss chard, stems removed and diced, greens chopped
Pinch or two of chili flakes
½ cup feta cheese
Fresh thyme and oregano, to taste
½ cup grated Parmesan
1. In a sauté pan drizzle some olive oil and gently cook the onion and garlic until soft. Add the chili flakes and then the chard stems. Sauté for a few minutes until the stems get tender. Then add the greens, and salt and pepper to taste.
2. Put the cooked rice into a mixing bowl. Add the greens, and herbs of choice. Crumble in the feta cheese.
3. In a separate a bowl, whisk together the eggs. Add to the rice mixture and fold in to coat the rice. Place into a buttered gratin dish and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Bake in a 375° oven until golden brown and sizzling. Serve as a side dish or as a main course with a green salad.
(c) Lauren Feldman