Goat Cheese, Lentil and Brown Rice Rolls

Baked vegetarian entree to try!

Yield: 6 servings
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  • 6 whole(s) large chard leaves
  • 2 cup(s) cooked short grain brown rice
  • 1 cup(s) packed baby arugula leaves
  • 1 cup(s) goat cheese at room temp.
  • 1 cup(s) cooked green lentils
  • 1/2 cup(s) chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup(s) olive oil


  1. Ingredients
  2. Butter, for greasing the baking dish
  3. 6 large Swiss chard leaves (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  4. Salt
  5. Filling:
  6. 2 cups cooked short grain brown rice
  7. 1 packed cup baby arugula leaves, chopped
  8. 1 cup goat cheese, at room temperature (8 ounces)
  9. 1 cup cooked green lentils
  10. 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  11. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  12. 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
  13. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
  14. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  15. One 26-ounce jar marinara or tomato-basil sauce
  16. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)
  17. 2 tablespoons olive oil, or unsalted butter diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  18. Directions
  19. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish. Set aside.

  20. Remove the thick stem from the center of each chard leaf. Cut each leaf in half lengthwise. Trim the ends from the leaves to make each leaf-half about 7 inches long and 5 inches wide. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the chard leaves and cook for 10 seconds. Remove the leaves and rinse with cold water. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

  21. For the filling: In a medium bowl, mix together the brown rice, arugula, goat cheese, lentils, mint, olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and garlic. Season with additional salt and pepper.

  22. Spoon 1/3 cup of the filling onto the end of each chard leaf and roll up like a jellyroll.

  23. Spoon 1 cup marinara sauce on the bottom of the prepared pan. Arrange the rolls, seam-side down, in a single layer on top of the sauce. Spoon the remaining sauce on top and sprinkle with the Parmesan. Drizzle with olive oil or dot the top with butter, if using, and bake until the cheese begins to brown and the rolls are heated through, about 25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve.

September 2011

This recipe is a personal recipe added by CathPotter and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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