Wild Rice with Chickpeas and Swiss Chard Recipe

  • This wild rice with chickpeas and swiss chard dish is a great addition to your meatless weeknight dinners. Nourishing wild rice, hearty swiss chard, and protein-packed chickpeas are mixed together to make a satisfying vegetarian meal.   

    Wild Rice with Chickpeas and Swiss Chard

    This hearty warm salad is a favorite among my gluten-free friends

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    Servings: 4-6


    • wild rice, uncooked: 1 cup
    • olive oil: 2 tablespoons
    • red onion, thinly sliced: 1 small
    • garlic, mined: 2 cloves
    • swiss chard, chopped: 3 cups
    • cooked chickpeas: 2 cups
    • ground tumeric: 1 teaspoon
    • ground coriander: 1 teaspoon
    • salt and pepper: to taste


    Step 1: Cook wild rice according to package instructions.

    Step 2: Thinly slice red onion, mince garlic, and roughly chop swiss chard (leaves only).

    Step 3: In a large pan, heat olive oil. Start by sauteeing the onion until transclucent (about 5 minutes). Then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the chard and cook until slightly wilted, about 3 minutes.

    Step 4: Add the chickpeas, tumeric, and coriander, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix well, and keep sauteeing for another 5 minutes.

    Step 5: In a large bowl, toss the cooked wild rice and the swiss chard + chickpea mixture together. Adjust seasoning and serve warm.

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