Raisin Walnut Spiced Rice

Serves 4-6 people people
Cooking time: about 20 minutes
Vegan; gluten-free

Ingredients
  • 2 cups long grain brown rice, cooked
  • 1 shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 cups Swiss chard, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. 
  2. Add the shallots and saute for a few minutes, until beginning to soften. Add the ginger and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Next add the raisins and walnuts and cook for a few minutes. 
  4. Add the Swiss chard and stir into the mixture. Continue cooking the chard until it's tender.
  5. Finally, add the rice to the mixture and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for another ten minutes, stirring occasionally. The rice should take on a nice, nutty flavor. Stir in the chopped parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Source for Ingredients
  • organic Swiss chard from Studio City Farmers Market
  • organic shallot and ginger from Hollywood Farmers Market
  • organic long grain brown rice from Whole Foods
  • jumbo raisins and organic walnuts from Trader Joe's