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Swiss chard and brown rice Hellenic style is a relatively easy to prepare vegan recipe that will serve 4 adults as a main meal. This recipe can be cooked in either a large covered ceramic baking dish in the microwave oven or in a wok. Leftovers can be stored in the covered baking dish or other covered container in the refrigerator for a few days.
We begin by placing the rice pot on the stovetop with 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
While the water is heating, measure out the brown rice into a bowl, and begin to wash the Swiss chard and peel the onions.
When the rice water is boiling, add the brown rice, cover, reduce the heat to simmer, and cook the rice until all the water is absorbed into the rice.
While the rice is cooking, peel and dice the onions and place in a large covered ceramic baking dish.
Wash and clean the Swiss chard and cut into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces or coarsely shred in a food processor, and add to the onions. Cook until the Swiss chard becomes tender and the onions become translucent.
Add the cooked brown rice and add a little (2-3 tbsp.) extra virgin olive oil for flavor and the authentic Hellenistic touch, and mix thoroughly. or serve with the optional extra virgin olive oil, lemon wedges, and freshly ground black pepper on the table.
The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!