Stir Fried Rice Rolls with Citrus Dressing

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $2.04
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2 cupsCooked Rice (any rice will work, try a whole grain rice like brown jasmine rice)
2Garlic Cloves, minced
1 tbspGinger, minced
1Red Thai Chili, thinly sliced (optional)
1/2 cupFava Beans or Green Peas
2 cupsCabbage, shredded (any type of cabbage)
12 LargeSwiss Chard Leaves, stems removed and finley chopped
2Eggs, whisked (optional)
1 1/2 tbspGrape Seed Oil
1/2 tspSea Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Citrus Dressing
1 1/2 tbspLow Sodium Soy Sauce
1Lime, juice and zest
1Mandarin, juice and zest
2 tspSesame Oil
1/2 cupCilantro, finely chopped


  1. Combine ingredients for the dressing and set aside.
  2. Wrap Swiss chard leaves in some damp parchment paper and either microwave for 45 seconds or place in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Place a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  4. Add grape seed oil. Once it begins to shimmer, add your garlic, ginger, green onion and chili. Stir constantly and cook for about 1 minute. Add the cabbage, chard stems and fava beans.
  5. Stir well and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the rice and stir through.
  6. Add half the dressing and stir well. Make some room on one side of the pan and pour in the egg. Cook for 30 seconds and then mix through.
  7. Season to taste, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  8. Place about a ¼ cup of the stir fried rice in the middle of each swiss chard leaf, tuck in the sides and roll until sealed.
  9. Serve with the remaining dressing as a dipping sauce.


  • There are several parallels between Eastern and Western philosophies of a healthy, balanced diet. For example, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), living in harmony with the environment is essential to promote health and prevent imbalance. Part of this is eating foods that are locally grown and in season. Choosing foods that are in season may be more nutritious because it gets from farm to table faster than imported foods would.
  • Swiss chard is rich in plant pigments called betalains that may help lower inflammation. Research suggests that these antioxidant compounds help support the liver in detoxifying the body.