Orzo with Swiss Chard


Orzo with Swiss Chard
Member submitted at the 2011 CSA potluck


  • 1 cup orzo
  • 10 stalks swiss chard
  • 2-4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook orzo in large pot of water, al dente, about 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, remove stalks from swiss chard leaves.  Slice stalks as you would celery.
  3. Heat olive oil in pan, then add garlic.  Add swiss chard stalks and saute about 3-4 minutes.  Chiffonade the chard leaves, then add to pan.  Cook for 2 minutes.  Add the chicken broth and cook until the liquid is reduced by half.
  4. Add cooked orzo and cook until broth is absorbed.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste either while swiss chard is cooking or at the end.
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