Soppressata Substitute, Leek, and Blue Cheese

With caramelized leeks, tangy blue cheese, rich soppressata salami and fluffy white rice, this is a gourmet rice dish that also happens to be easy to prepare!

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Soppressata Substitute, Leek, and Blue Cheese

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 leeks, thinly sliced (white and pale green parts only)
  • 2 oz soppressata salami, thinly sliced into ribbons
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted


Gourmet Italian, Made Easy

When the craving for Italian cuisine hits, not much else will really hit the spot. While delicious and totally worth the effort, many made-from-scratch Italian dishes are time-consuming and difficult to get just right. Luckily, there are some that pack all of the Italian flavors you love without any of the hassle. Try this delicious, elegant Leek, Blue Cheese and Soppressata Rice and you’ll see exactly what we mean!

Made with fluffy Success® White Rice, bold blue cheese crumbles, leeks, garlic and Italian soppressata salami, this simple, 3-step dish has layers of flavors. With Success® Boil-in-Bag White Rice, you can have perfectly cooked, fluffy grains in just 10 minutes. Use Success® Rice and enjoy many of your favorite dishes without having to spend an eternity in the kitchen.

What is Soppressata?

Soppressata is a type of dry Italian salami, but features its own unique flavor and shape and comes in many variations based on the location in which it is made.

Some regions, such as Basilicata, Apulia and Calabria, produce a cured dry type of soppressata. In other regions, like Tuscany and Liguria, some soppressata is uncured. Based on where your soppressata is from, it will have different flavors and textures.

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  • Take your tastebuds on a tasty trip to Italy with the gourmet flavors in this easy, 3-step Leek, Blue Cheese and Soppressata Rice.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Melt butter in a large skillet set over high heat. Cook leeks and soppressata for 6 to 8 minutes, or until starting to caramelize. Add garlic, thyme, chili flakes, salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice and chicken broth and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add blue cheese and walnuts and stir to thoroughly combine.

    Recipe Tips

    There are many different kinds of blue cheese you can choose for this recipe. Go Italian, with a gorgeous Gorgonzola. Or, if that’s not available, try Stilton or Roquefort.

    Not a fan of blue cheese? Substitute it here with crumbled goat cheese or feta, if desired.