Italian Swiss chard rice bake

The original recipe for this was that this recipe was to become a stuffing that would be rolled up into the swiss chard and then layered in a pie dish and then baked.

Buttttt.

I couldn’t get my hands on the whole swiss chard leaves, so I opted for the chopped up one and then when I boiled it and blanched it under cold water and tried to slowly and carefully unfold it and it just was not working so I scrunched it all up and decided to chop it up and add it to the filling and change the entire dish around to convert it into something completely different.

I was a bit scared that it wouldn’t not work out but then when I took it out the oven it smelt so delicious and it actually tasted really really delicious.

My father enjoyed it and he didn’t even know that there was soya mince in it until I mentioned it and then he was all where is the Eno again… oh please.

When I first read this recipe one of the ingredients was TSP granules, I had no idea what that was so I just skipped over the recipe, but I kept coming back and back to the recipe. I decided to research what this TSP was and guess what it is just another fancy name for soya granules, why could they just not have said that in the first place? Why complicate it.

The verdict, everyone loved this dish, including me.

Ingredients:

  • 2 x cups dry soya mince granules.
  • 1 ½ x cups boiling water.
  • 2 x bunches swiss chard, steamed and finally chopped.
  • 1 x tbsp. onion powder.
  • 3 x tbsp. nutritional yeast.
  • 2 x tsp chilli powder.
  • 2 x tsp garlic powder.
  • 1 x tsp red chilli flakes.
  • 2 x tsp cumin seeds.
  • ¼ x cup tamari.
  • 2 x cloves garlic, crushed.
  • 2 x cups cooked white rice.
  • 3 x tbsp. tomatoe paste
  • 1 x cup tomate basil pesto.
  • 1 x cup basil pesto.

Method:

  • Soak the soya mince granules and water together in a bowl with the boiling water till all the water has been absorbed.
  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl and using your hands mix the ingredients so that they are well combined.
  • Pour into a greased baking tray.
  • Sprinkle with panko bread crumbs…. This step is optional, but I loved the extra added crunch to it.
  • Pop into a preheated oven and bake at 180 degrees for 30 minutes or until the bread crumbs are golden brown.

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