Oodles of Noodles
Source: What's Cooking? at USDA
Serving size: 1 cup
Servings per recipe: 6
This delicious, nutritious recipe was developed by staff and students as part of a healthy school lunch challenge.View Nutrition Facts
4 cups Swiss chard, fresh, stems removed, chopped
1. In a large pot, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Gradually stir in pasta and return to a boil. Cook uncovered for about 8-10 minutes until tender. Do not overcook. Drain well.
More About Swiss Chard
How to Select
Select chard with fresh green leaves; avoid those that are yellow or discolored.
How to Store
Store unwashed leaves in plastic bags with some air holes in the crisper in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.
How to Prepare
Separate leaves from stems. Rinse in cold water. Discard any brown leaves. Cook stems longer than leaves. Cooks down in volume, so use more raw greens than final dish calls for. Eat raw: Chop in salads, wraps, and sandwiches. Eat cooked: Steam, microwave, boil, stir-fry, or braise in flavored broth. Sauté in oil and spices, with other vegetables or alone. Add to casseroles, soups, sauces, pasta, and egg dishes.