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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 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.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 287 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 514mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • NH-rescue
    Dec 4, 2017

    Anything tastes better with bacon - including rice! This adds a nice twist to Spanish Rice. We used only one jalapeno because we didn't want too much fire. You can also adjust the chili powder to regulate the amount of heat.

  • justmbeth
    Feb 15, 2008

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