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Quick Confetti Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

8 servings

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

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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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