Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Chickpeas With Chard and Pan-Roasted Tomatoes

Found HERE at Real Simple.

1 cup brown rice
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 small plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 small bunch Swiss chard, thick stems and ribs removed and leaves torn (about 8 c.)
1/3 cup golden raisins
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
kosher salt and black pepper
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


1. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
2. Twenty minutes before the rice is done, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes, cut-side down, and cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until browned and starting to soften, 3 to 5 minutes; turn and cook for 1 minute more. Transfer to a plate.
3. Reduce heat to medium and add the chard, raisins, garlic, 2 tablespoons water, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the skillet. Cook, tossing, until the chard wilts, 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Return the tomatoes to the skillet, add the chickpeas and lemon juice, and toss until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve over the rice.

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