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Moroccan-Inspired Swiss Chard Rolls

Moroccan-Inspired Swiss Chard Rolls
PREP TIME
45 min
COOK TIME
1h 45 min
YIELDS
4 - 6 servings

These delicious vegetarian rolls are stuffed with brown and wild rice, a variety of spices, raisins, tofu, green onions and wrapped in fresh Swiss chard leaves.

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Ingredients

2 ¾
cups vegetable broth
2
slices (¼-inch) thick ginger, about 1-inch in diameter
½
cup short or long-grain brown rice
½
cup wild rice
3
Tbsp vegetable oil or canola oil
1
cup green onions, sliced (about 1 small bunch)
3
carrots, peeled and chopped into ¼-inch pieces
1
medium onion, finely chopped
1
clove garlic, minced
1
(2-inch) piece ginger, peeled and grated
2
tsp mild curry powder
1
tsp ground cumin
½
tsp kosher salt
¼
tsp freshly ground black pepper
½
cup golden raisins
6
oz extra-firm tofu (half of one 12-oz package), drained, patted dry, cut into ½ inch cubes
½
cup pure coconut milk, organic
12
large fresh Swiss chard leaves (from 2 to 3 bunches)
1
(26-oz) jar arrabiata or tomato-basil sauce
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Directions

Step 1

For the rice: Combine the vegetable broth and ginger slices in a medium saucepan; bring to boil. Add the brown and wild rice and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until the rice is just tender, 50 to 55 minutes. Drain if necessary. Discard the ginger slices. Set the rice aside.

Step 2

Meanwhile, position the oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400ºF. Lightly oil a 13- by 9- by 2-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil; set aside.

Step 3

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the green onions, carrots, onions, garlic, ginger, curry powder, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in the golden raisins, tofu and cooked rice mixture. Add the coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 minute until the sauce coats the back of a spoon. Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

Step 4

Remove from the heat and let cool while preparing the chard leaves.

Step 5

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Using a sharp knife, cut away the thick stems from the center of each leaf; discard the stems. Cut each leaf in half lengthwise. Trim the wide ends from the leaves to make each leaf half about 10 inches long. Using tongs and working with 1 leaf half at a time, dip the leaf half into the pot of boiling salted water for 10 seconds. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Step 6

Place about 1/3 cup of the rice filling onto the end of one Swiss chard leaf half. Roll up the leaf, enclosing the filling completely. Repeat with the remaining leaf halves and rice filling for a total of 12 rolls.

Step 7

Spread 1 cup of the sauce onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Place the filled rolls, seam-side down, in a single layer atop the sauce in the dish. Spoon the remaining tomato sauce over the rolls. Bake until the rolls are heated through, 25 to 30 minutes.

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