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Finding easy to make recipes is one of the things I love the most. I hate cooking, so of course, I avoid complicated meals like the plague.
This one rice recipe I am sharing with you today is not only super simple. It’s also a huge hit in our home. Whenever I make it I know for a fact that there will be no leftovers. And that everyone will want seconds.
Bacon & Onion Rice Recipe- Easy and family friendly!
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*Serves about 10 “normal people” rice portions. If you’re a rice lover like my family, it serves about 6 😉
1 can of French Onion soup (I have always used Campbell’s, so I have no clue if it’ll turn out as delicious with a different brand, but you are more than welcome to try!)
1 can of Beef Consommé (Again, Campbell’s brand is what I use)
Long grain white rice uncooked (I buy mine in bulk at Winco, but any brand will do the trick. I have used Mahatma in the past and love it.)
1 lb of bacon cut into small pieces (Since you will be cutting it up anyway, You can use cheap bacon. You’re welcome.)
1/2 onion (optional)
- Open both cans and empty the contents in a large cooking pan.
- Fill up both cans to the brim with water, and pour into the pan as well.
- If using onion, dice and add to the mix now.
- Set the burner where the big pan with the mix is on high.
- When it boils, pour enough rice to fill just below the water line. You should be able to see the rice below, but it most be completely covered.
- Watch it closely!
- When the water starts to evaporate, stir the rice until it is mostly unstuck from the sides of the pan, and lower temperature to medium low.
- Cover with a lid, but leave the valve open. If your lid doesn’t have a valve, then set it sort of crooked, so the steam has an outlet.
- Cook it for about 20 minutes, or until rice is fully cooked (May vary per stove, or pan)
- Stir, carefully bringing the rice to the center of the pan as much as possible.
- Cut it into small pieces (This you can do while you wait for the water for the rice to boil)
- Put it in a small-medium frying pan
- Turn burner to medium/low
- Stir occasionally with a spoon, so it doesn’t burn.
- When is all nicely cooked, and crispy, turn off the burner, and remove the pan.
- Carefully add the cooked bacon to the rice.
- It’s OK if some of the grease from the bacon gets dumped in the rice. In fact, I purposefully make sure I add a bit of it every time. It adds to the amazing flavor.
- Using a big spoon, mix in the bacon with the rice. Be thorough.
- Serve as a side with the meat of your choice. We usually eat it with chicken breasts, or boneless pork chunks cooked in olive oil, with garlic salt, oregano, and pepper as seasoning. Delish!
You are not going to find a more delicious, and easy rice recipe than this one. We even eat it without any meat when we have seconds, it’s that amazing. Heck, even my husband the meat lover eats this without meat 😉
And the best is, if you don’t eat meat, you can always make it without the bacon. I try not to, basically because we simply love bacon, but it is almost as delicious without it.
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