BROWN RICE PASTA WITH A RAINBOW OF VEGGIES

I seem to be getting tons of gorgeous colored swiss chard, carrots and tomatoes in my organic CSA box lately.







What a beautiful medley of colors these veggies make when thrown together.

Here is a super easy, healthy pasta recipe that can be made using any kind of pasta you like.

I used a brown rice pasta from Trader Joes.



   



BROWN RICE PASTA WITH A RAINBOW OF VEGGIES

Serves 6-8

 

INGREDIENTS

7-8 cloves garlic, chopped

2 – 3 cups swiss chard, washed and chopped

1/4 cup carrots, shredded

1/2 cups frozen corn ( I use Trader Joes)

1 plum tomato, chopped

1 packet paste, cooked according to directions

Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste

Salt and pepper, so taste

2-3 tbsp. olive oil

 

METHOD:

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a wok.
  • Add chopped garlic and stir for a minute.
  • Add shredded carrots and swiss chard.
 

 

  • Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add chopped tomato and cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add frozen corn and cook for 2-3 minutes.
 

 

  • Add the cooked pasta and mix everything very well.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour some extra virgin olive oil on top, garnish with parmesan cheese and serve hot.


You can add a marinara sauce to this dish too if you find the pasta is too dry. I serve it without the sauce first and then douse the leftovers in a nice marinara sauce and serve the same dish – recreated the next day.

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