Green Herb Rice

What do you do when you have piles of greens that you have to use before they go bad? Why not cook them all up with a little bit of rice.

The end product tasted reminiscent of dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) but this was much less work. This dish goes great with homemade yogurt.


Green Herb Rice

I started with all these greens

This is the amount and variety of green herbs that I used, because that’s what I had in the fridge, but you can definitely vary it.


Green Herb Rice


2 tbsp. olive oil

2 onions

1 bunch kale

1 bunch Swiss chard

1 bunch parsley

½ bunch rocket/arugula

¼ bunch dill

½ C rice

1 C water or bone broth

½ tsp salt

½ tsp. turmeric

3 tbsp. lemon juice (or to taste)


Let’s cook!

1. Slice onions.

2. In a large pot, sauté the onions in olive oil, stirring occasionally.

3. While the onions are cooking, wash the Swiss chard. Separate the stems from the green leaves, and slice the stems, adding them to the pot.


Green herb rice

Separating the chard stems from the leaves

4. Slice the leaves and add them to the pot as well. Keep stirring occasionally.

5. Remove the tough kale stems, slice the leaves and add them to the other ingredients.

6. Wash, cut and add all the rest of your green things.

Green herb rice

Now we’re cookin’

7. Season with salt, turmeric, and lemon juice. Taste and adjust if needed.

8. Wash the rice well and add it to the pot along with a cup of water or broth. Bring to a boil on high heat and immediately reduce the heat when the liquid starts boiling. Cook covered.

9. Check after ten minutes. Greens can sometimes release a lot of liquid. If you see that the liquid has evaporated and the rice isn’t cooked yet, add a quarter cupof liquid. On the other hand, if it looks too liquid and mushy, cook without the lid to allow more water to evaporate.


Green herb rice

The Green Herb Rice is Ready!



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5 comments on “Green Herb Rice
  1. Kaitlin says:

    Umm rice is not paleo. Is there a paleo substitution for the rice?

    • Ruth Almon says:

      Paleo doesn’t necessarily have to be low carb. That’s great for some people – not for all. Many paleo people include rice in their diet. Google “safe starches”.

  2. Ilana says:

    Please please tell me where you find kale in Israel!

    • Ruth Almon says:

      I get mine from my CSA, Chubesa. I get a box of organic vegetables on my doorstep every week. I did see it just once at my local supermarket in Tel Aviv, so maybe it’ll start being available.

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