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Buttery Swiss Chard Rice Pilaf With Cashews

What you need: 

1/4 cup vegan butter
2 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken
1 big bunch swiss chard, finely chopped
1 medium onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 uncooked jasmine rice
2 1/4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup water
1/2 cup cashew halves
Salt and pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1) Melt vegan butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Increase heat to medium and stir in spaghetti, cooking until coated with the melted vegan butter and lightly browned.

2) Stir in chard, onion and garlic into the saucepan and cook for about 2 minutes, until tender.

3) Stir in jasmine rice and cook about 5 minutes.

4) Pour in vegetable broth and water. Season mixture with salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover and cook 20 minutes, until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed. Add water if it boils off too quickly.

5) Mix cashew halves into the rice mixture and season to taste. Enjoy!

Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 
25 Minutes
Recipe Category: 


Thank you for posting this recipe. I was looking for a  pilaf to serve with giant Greek beans.  I skipped the onion, used half olive oil and chopped the swiss chard fine in the food processor.  I used one regular bunch--not a huge one. Veggie broth powder worked well for the veggie stock.

This was delicious and my entire family enjoyed it.  I will definitely make this again.


I don't actually like swiss chard that much but I had to come up with this recipe because chard is one of those things the garden will not stop pumping out. It's probably the most prolific vegetable on the planet. This recipe used a bunch that two hands could carry together, stems and all. Hope you like it.

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