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Quick Confetti Rice

 Quick Confetti Rice
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
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.