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Total Time
1hr
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

I originally found this recipe in a Good Housekeeping cookbook, but have modified it over the years to suit our family's taste. It goes great with just about any chicken, beef or pork -- I just pop this in the oven and make the rest of the meal while it is baking.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large skillet, fry bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels; crumble and set aside. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons bacon drippings.
  2. In hot drippings, cook onions and green pepper until tender, stirring often, about 10 minutes.
  3. Into measuring cup, drain tomatoes; add enough chicken broth to the tomato liquid to make 1 3/4 cups. Cut up tomatoes.
  4. To onion mixture, add chicken broth liquid mixture, tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic powder, sugar, salt -- and, if using -- cayenne or chili powder. Heat to boiling. Grease a 1-1/2 quart casserole.
  5. Remove mixture from heat and stir in rice; pour into casserole. Cover and bake 35 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir lightly with fork. Sprinkle with cheese and bake uncovered for 5 minutes. Garnish with crumbled bacon and serve.