45 mins (prep 25, cooking 20)
14 ingredients
16 servings
This is Swiss Chard season and I find kindly souls give you almost as much of this as they do zucchinis. Well l threw this together for a side dish for tonight's(company is here) dinner - You could also serve it as an appetizer. My apology to the Swiss and the Greek the recipe has never seen either country except as a figment of my imagination.Additional information: I was in my favorite deli and she had just opened a large jar of grape leaves and was going to portion them out so I asked for about a dozen, Made up this recipe as small appetizers, after cooking I served them cold, plain with just lemon juice over them. The grape leaf appies are in the recipe picture

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  • 16 swiss chard leaves, stems removed and leaves steamed so they are plyable
  • 1/4 cup raw rice, cooked
  • 1/4 cup fine chopped mushroom
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, fine chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped (optional 1/4 tsp dried oregano (use fresh chopped, 1 tsp)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro (use fresh, chopped, 1 tsp)
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 3/4 teaspoon hot mixed spice (piri-piri, mrs dash hot, denzel's goumet hot - your favorite)
  • 3/4 cup your favorite salsa (fresh is best)
  • 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated


Serving Size (14.55 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 32.41 Calories from Fat 13.41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.49g 36.59%
Saturated Fat 0.21g 16.78%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.74mg 3.94%
Sodium 54.1mg 36.07%
Total Carbohydrate 3.06g 16.34%
Dietary Fiber 0.34 g 21.65%
Sugars 0.72 g %
Protein 2.03g 64.82%
Vitamin A 12.89IU% Vitamin C 0.74mg%
Calcium 32.53mg% Iron 0.38mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
raw rice, chopped, sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, cloves garlic, dried cilantro, hot, salsa