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.