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Quick Confetti Rice Recipe

Quick Confetti Rice Recipe

I still enjoy the superb combination of bacon and rice in this dish. The peas add color and a bit of crunch. It's so easy to make, and so good. — Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • Soy sauce, optional

Directions

  • 1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 3 tablespoon drippings.
  • 2. In same skillet, saute carrots and celery in drippings until crisp-tender. Add the rice and peas; cook and stir until heated through. Stir in bacon. Serve with soy sauce if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 202 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 198 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.