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Arroz con Acelgas (Spanish Rice with Swiss Chard)

Arroz con Acelgas (Rice with Swiss Chard)

A recipe for Arroz con Acelgas (Rice with Swiss Chard) from Spain: The Cookbook.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword bacon, pork, rice, Spain, Spanish, swiss chard
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 26 ounces Swiss Chard chopped
  • 3 1/2 ounces bacon cut into strips
  • 1 cup round-grain rice
  • 2 cups beef stock homemade, canned or made with a bouillon cube
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  • Heat the oil in a pan. Add the Swiss chard and bacon and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  • Add the rice, pour in the stock, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes, until the rice is tender and the stock has been absorbed. Serve immediately, offering the Parmesan separately.