Spanish Rice with Bacon

Spanish Rice with Bacon

"In Siloam Springs, Arkansas, David Bias adds bacon to this zippy rice dish for a flavorful change of pace. 'Being big fans of Mexican food, my family loves this recipe,' he shares."
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45 m servings
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  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels. Add oil to the drippings; saute onion for 3 minutes. Add rice; stir until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until rice is tender. Sprinkle with bacon.

Footnotes

  • When cutting or seeding hot peppers, use rubber or plastic gloves to protect your hands. Avoid touching your face.
  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 287 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 514 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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Loved the freshness of this dish! No packaged seasonings or other ready-made ingredients. And I swear bacon makes EVERYTHING taste better! I didn't bother to remove the cooked bacon from the pan...

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I followed the recipe and my rice was crunchy, even after additional liquid and cooking. Maybe I browned it too long? The flavor seemed to be good, but not the rice itself. I have cooked it e...

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Loved the freshness of this dish! No packaged seasonings or other ready-made ingredients. And I swear bacon makes EVERYTHING taste better! I didn't bother to remove the cooked bacon from the pan...

I didn't have jalapeno peppers so I used taco seasoning mix from a packet (has chili powder, cumin, etc.) Just DELISH!! Thanks for sharing this great recipe, it's easy and a keeper.

This turned out really well. I used half homemade chicken broth and tomato sauce in place of the plain water. I also omitted the jalapenos because I'm feeding little mouths. Very good. This one'...

I love this dish! it's so easy to make, I made it for the 2nd time tonight and wasn't dissappointed the only thing I did different was I put the green bell pepper in with the rice and onion,oh y...

This is THE best recipe I have ever found for Spanish Rice. The only thing I changed is that I didn't actually add the bacon at the end--I just let the drippings flavor the rice. YUMMM!

Very good! Will definitely make again!

Excellent! I highly recommend this recipe to anyone who likes Spanish Rice. I will make this again and again.!!

OMGosh, I love this rice recipe! I also didn't have any jalapeno peppers (or chili powder) so I took the feedback of another reviewer and added a half a package of taco seasoning mix. Thank y...

I didn't change this and made it just like it said, and wow!!!! This is a perfect recipe. I have been looking for a recipe for Spanish Rice like my MOM made and here it is!!!! YUMMMY!!!!! Tha...

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