Leek, Blue Cheese and Soppressata Rice

With caramelized leeks, tangy blue cheese, rich Soppressata salami, this gourmet rice dish is easy to prepare.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 Mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 Mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 25 Mins

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Take a tasty trip to gourmet Italian flavors with this easy 3-step Leek, Blue Cheese, and Soppressata Rice.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Melt butter in 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; cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in blue cheese and walnuts until well coated.

    Tips

    Gorgonzola, Stilton and Roquefort all make good options for this dish.

    Substitute blue cheese with crumbled goat cheese if desired.

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 Italian dishes made from scratch can be time-consuming and even complicated to get just right. Luckily, there are some that pack all of the Italian flavors you love without any of the hassle. Case and point, this delicious and gourmet-style Leek, Blue Cheese, and Soppressata Rice!

Made with fluffy Success® White Rice, bold blue cheese crumbles, leeks, garlic, and Italian Soppressata salami, you will be blown away at the layers of flavors you’ll taste from a simple, 3-step dish. With Success® Boil-in-Bag rice, you can have perfectly cooked, fluffy grains in just 10 minutes so you can enjoy many of your favorite dishes without having to spend an eternity in the kitchen.

What is Soppressata?

Well, in one word, delicious! Soppressata is similar to salami, but features its own unique flavor and comes in many variations based on the location in which it is made.

In some regions like Basilicata, Apulia, and Calabria, you’ll find it as a cured dry sausage. In other regions, like Tuscany and Liguria, you will find a different uncured salami. Based on where your Soppressata is from, you will have different flavors and textures and it is great for use in many dishes that call for sausage.