• 3/4 c. uncooked Bhutanese red rice
Dash of olive oil
2 shallots, diced
Stems from one bunch of red or rainbow chard, cut into 1/2 in. lengths
1 small sweet/tart apple, such as Paula Red, finely diced
1/2 tsp. (or to taste) curry powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
Prepare rice: bring rice and a little less than 1 1/2 c. water to a boil with a pinch of
salt, then reduce
heat, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
Set aside. In a small frying pan,
heat a bit of olive oil and add diced shallots. Then add
chard stems, a bit of salt and pepper, and
saute for a few minutes.
Add a couple tablespoonfuls of water to the pan, cover, and cook until the chard is
soft and no longer
tough, about 10 minutes. Uncover, add diced apple and curry
powder, and saute for another minute
or so, until the liquid in the pan has evaporated.
Adjust the seasonings, then add mixture to the rice.
Stir to combine and serve warm
or at room temperature.
Yield: Serves 2-3; can be scaled up for a crowd.