Red Chard and Rice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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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