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Bacon Jardin

 Bacon Jardin
Meet the Cook: Our family schedule is a little different than most - I am a waitress at Disney World, and many days I have to be at work before my husband comes home for supper. Because of that, I'll often leave Bacon Jardin on the stove for him to reheat. He loves it! I grew up in the country, in upstate New York. I know what it's like when the zucchini and tomatoes take over and everyone's l
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 small green pepper, sliced
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 slices American cheese

Directions

  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, fry bacon until crisp. Pour off
  • fat. Add rice, water and zucchini; sprinkle with the oregano.
  • Arrange tomato, onion and green pepper over the bacon mixture;
  • sprinkle with pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 or until vegetables
  • are crisp-tender. Top with cheese and heat only until melted. Yield:
  • 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 263 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 558 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.