Recipe: Swiss Chard with Cannellini and Orzo

Here’s what I did: I crisped 3 pieces of bacon and let them cool on paper towels. Meanwhile, I brought 2 1/2 cups of water to boil, added 2 chicken bouillon cubes, and 1 lb. of uncooked orzo. I turned it down to simmer for 10 minutes. (I had to add another 1/2 cup of water towards the end so it didn’t get too dry, but it turned out well.)

Then I trimmed the swiss chard, discarding the stems, and sauteed/steamed it in the bacon grease. It cooks down like spinach (and, quite frankly, it tasted a good bit like spinach to me). I added a drizzle of olive oil, 4 garlic cloves, 1 can of cannellini (white kidney) beans (the beans were an interesting addition), and heated everything through. I chopped up 1 roma tomato and crumbled the bacon to top our dinner.

Here's our dinner!

Bryan's - topped with crumbled bacon

Mine - with tomato and a little crumbled bacon - Yum!

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2 responses to “Recipe: Swiss Chard with Cannellini and Orzo

  1. I want to come to your house for dinner. 🙂 Looks yummy!

  2. This looks yummy. 🙂 I’m going to look for some at EarthFare tonight. 🙂

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