Red Chard and Rice

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 to 4 slices bacon, or 1 (1/8-inch thick) slice of speck, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 small bunch red chard, stemmed and chopped
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika or sweet paprika
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken stock or water
Directions

Heat the extra-virgin olive oil in a saucepot over medium heat. Add the bacon, cook 2 minutes, then add the garlic and stir 1 minute. Add the chard and season with a little nutmeg, salt, pepper, and paprika. When the chard is wilted add the rice and stir 1 minute more. Add the stock or water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pot. Cook 15 to18 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Fluff with a fork and serve.

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