Stir Fried Chard and Rhubarb With Chilli and Garlic

Serves: 4
Takes: 25 mins

Who doesn't love a good stir fry. This dish is quick and simple, it delivers a tart and salty punch. Perfect for a easy evening meal to break up the monotony of tomato pasta!

When To Eat

I recommend eating this dish from late April to September.


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Name Amount KG CO2e
Rice Noodles 300 g 0.489
Chard 200 g 0.108
Red Chilli 2 Chillies 0.04
Garlic 3 Cloves 0.018
Rhubarb 120 g 0.022
Soya Sauce 4 Tablespoons 0.066
Ginger Powder 2 Teaspoons 0.016
Sugar 2 Teaspoons 0.001
Sesame Seeds 2 Tablespoons 0.023
Sunflower Oil 2 Tablespoons 0.094

This meal is around 92% less polluting than the average UK meal.

  • Eating this recipe will save around 2.71 CO2e per person.
  • That's equivalent to the emissions produced driving 22.46km in a modern car.


  1. Place the rice noodles in a pan and cover with boiling water. Cook for 5 - 7 minutes until the noodles are soft. Drain, then stir 1 tablespoon of the oil into the noodles to prevent sticking.
  2. Finely dice the garlic, chilli and rhubarb. Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic, chilli and rhubarb, cook for about 2 - 4 minutes or until the rhubarb is soft. Tip in the ginger powder and sugar and cook for a further minute.
  3. Slice the chard into thin strips and add to the frying pan along with the soya sauce. Increase the heat and fry the chard for about 3 - 4 minutes, stirring often to combine with the chilli and rhubarb and prevent sticking. Once the chard has wilted, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cooked rice noodles.
  4. Serve immediately with the sesame seeds sprinkled over each portion.

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