Orzo with Crispy Salami

This probably falls under the category of top five favorite and most popular side dishes. 

This. Is. Legit. 

One of my most favorite sides. 


It freezes amazingly and it’s even better heated up the second day. 

Like whaaaaat??? I totally promise. 

Make it. And you’ll love me even more. 

I’m warning you, try not to eat half the pan in one sitting. I didn’t. I’m speaking about a friend. 

Of course. Clogged arteries? 

Check! WORTH IT!

Orzo with Crispy Salami

Recipe by Chez Chaya


  • 1 (16 ounce) box orzo, cooked according to package directions

  • 8 ounces salami roll, cut into tiny pieces, or pastrami

  • 1 package fresh mushrooms, sliced, optional

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  • Sauté onion, mushroom and salami pieces until crispy. Then add onion soup mix, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix for two minutes then add to the cooked orzo and mix well.


  • You can add bits of kosher “bacon” or cold cuts if you like!


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