Friday, August 3, 2012

Swiss Chard Meets Sweet Potatoes and Wild Rice

Dear summer produce fans,

I'm not the first person to pair sweet potato and swiss chard, but I didn't find this recipe anywhere else so I'm posting it. :)  The wild rice stands up nicely to the swiss chard and the sauteed onions add a bit of sweetness that complements the sweet potato.  In other words, it's yummy.  You'll even forget it's healthy.

1 sweet potato
2 small onions
A small bunch of swiss chard (6 to 7 leaves)
2 cups cooked wild rice
Olive oil

Start the wild rice cooking if you're not lucky enough to have it pre-cooked.

Separate the stalks of the swiss chard from the leaves.  Chop the stalks finely.  Chop the leaves into small pieces - less than an inch long.

Dice the potato into small cubes - no larger than a quarter-inch square.

Dice the onions and the shallot.

Saute the swiss chard stalk, onions, potato and shallot in olive oil until the sweet potato cubes are soft - about 10 minutes.

Add the leaves and heat until the leaves just turn dark green.  I suppose you could go all the way to wilted if you want, but I like it better this way.

Serve the swiss chard mixture over wild rice.