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T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Swiss Chard and Rice Balls Recipe


  • ¾ cup onion, finely diced
  • 3 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup Swiss chard, cooked, squeezed of liquid, chopped
  • ½ cup chickpea flour
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp dried Italian herbs
  • black pepper to taste
  • 4 Tbsp chili/garlic sauce


  • 1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 2. Thoroughly mix all ingredients.
  • 3. Line a baking dish or sheet with parchment paper or non-stick aluminum foil.
  • 4. Scoop ⅓ cup of rice ball mixture into the palm of your hand, cup with your other hand, roll/shape into a ball, squeezing the mixture gradually to make it stick.
  • 5. Place ball onto baking dish or sheet.
  • 6. Repeat making the balls with the remaining mixture.
  • 7. Bake for 30 minutes, then carefully flip over each ball, and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • 8. Let cool and serve with favorite plant-based tomato-veggie, white, mushroom, or brown sauce

Cooking Tips

  • 1. You can use regular flour and other grains (millet, quinoa etc.).
  • 2. If your first ball won’t hold together as you shape it, add a bit more of your binding flour and mix again.

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