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Swiss Chard with Rice

Swiss Chard with Brown Rice

Holly Ford
Enjoy a healthy vegetarian dish made with Swiss chard and brown rice in Korean style. Sea kelp stock makes rice more flavorful and the slightly spicy chili topping sauce adds an extra kick to the dish. Make sure to soak the brown rice the night before.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Soak time 8 hrs
Course Rice Dishes
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4


  • 2 cup Brown Rice soaked in water overnight
  • 1 small bunch Swiss chard trimmed and chopped into bite size pieces
  • 2 dried sea kelp (dashima)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon wild sesame oil or sesame oil

For chili topping sauce


  • Drain the rice, which has been soaked overnight, from the water and set aside.
  • To make stock, boil 3 cups of water and add the sea kelp. Remove from the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes for the flavor to release. Reserve 2 cups of stock.
  • Ina heavy bottom pot, heat the sesame oil over medium heat, add the Swiss chard and saute until soft. Add the rice and continue to saute for 2 more minutes. Pour the reserved 2 cups of sea kelp stock into the pot. Let it boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, covered.
  • Remove from heat and let it sit for another 5 minutes so the remaining heat inside the pot will finish the job.
  • When done, fluff the rice so that they can be incorporated with Swiss chard.
  • Meanwhile make the chili topping sauce by combining all the ingredients.
  • To serve, spoon over the rice in a bowl, top with the sauce, and mix all together to incorporate the rice with the sauce. Serve warm and enjoy!


Depends on the brown rice, you might need to increase the simmering time to achieve the soft texture.
Keyword brown rice, rice bowl, Swiss chard
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