keep it simple stupid: quick n’ easy rainbow chard & chickpeas over rice


Funny, I made a very similar meal last July. You’d think bringing out the heavy duty Le Cruset casserole pot would mean one thing: winter. But look at me? I defy the weather. It’s hot, it’s mid-July, and I’m cooking up a storm. I guess I really love the combination of chickpeas and chard. Don’t mess with success…they just work so well together.

I whipped this up for a quick lunch because I was staaaarving and all the colours just looked so pretty together. I really thought about adding tomatoes to this dish, but in the end I decided to do without. In the ingredient list, I did add that you may want to add a lil’ spoonful of fresh salsa to your bowl, but it really doesn’t need it one bit. As for the feta, well, I love feta so I added some, but you can choose to top with another kind of cheese or just skip it altogether. This is a super easy meal to pull together. Just put the rice on first and then start with the rest. You should be eating in 30 minutes flat (or less if you skip the rice and just choose some crusty bread).

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10 comments to “keep it simple stupid: quick n’ easy rainbow chard & chickpeas over rice”

  1. 1
    VeggieGirl   July 17, 2008 at 11:54 am

    I just finished eating some rainbow chard before reading this blog post, haha :0) Love that “K.I.S.S.” dish idea!!

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    Bijoux   July 17, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Who you calling ‘stupid?’ LOL
    Yes, I live by K.I.S.S. and once in a while I have a hankering for the band too…he he!

    You will probably find this odd but I have never eaten swiss or rainbow chard before. What does it taste like? Is it like spinach? I should try it one day. However, when it comes to feta cheese, oh boy, I have a bucket of that stuff in my fridge…opa!

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    Lisa   July 17, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Looks quite yummy! I’ll have to try this one.

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    Patricia Scarpin   July 18, 2008 at 5:59 am

    Oh, my goodness. I would have been pretty glad with the rainbow chard and chickpeas already, but serving them with rice, a true passion of mine, is genius!

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    eatme_delicious   July 18, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I really need to try chard! (Yes I think I live under a rock, and/or am fearful of new vegetables going bad in my fridge before I know what to do with them.)

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    Dawn   July 19, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Ok, I guess I’m not that with it, but I’ve never heard of rainbow chard. Is that weird?
    Oh well, your dish looks amazing, and I agree with you about pairings. I just made a feta salad and I swear the feta pairs so well with marinated kidney beans.

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    Simple and Divine   July 20, 2008 at 8:25 am

    I just found your blog and am SO PUMPED! I adore it! Your recipes (umm every single one!) look absolutely delicious and I am totally hooked! Would you mind if I added you to my blogroll??? Let me know girl! Yum yum yum!

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    kickpleat   July 21, 2008 at 10:07 am

    veggiegirl, chard is the best! i'm sure you'll be eating lots of chard this summer. me too!

    bijoux, get yourself some chard! rainbow chard is my favorite because it just looks so pretty. it has a heartier taste than spinach. it's more like beet or mustard greens. try some soon!

    thanks lisa, it is very yummy.

    thanks patricia, chard and rice go very well together!

    eatme, get yourself some chard. i'm sure you'll love it!

    throw feta into anything and it comes out great, dawn :) try some chard…i'm surprised at how many people haven't tried it yet. get to it!

    thanks simple & divine :) please go ahead and add me if you like.

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    michelle @ TNS   July 22, 2008 at 9:51 am

    chard rules the school. i had a white pizza with ricotta, chard and garlic over the weekend that was to. die. for. and i made my own KISS chickpea dinner last night.

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    kickpleat   July 24, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    michelle, chard pizza sounds incredible!

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