Mrs Wilkes Savannah Red Rice

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is from mrs. wilkes' boarding house in savannah., a good down home southern side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees f.
  2. in a large skillet, fry the bacon over moderate heat till almost crisp and drain on paper towels, reserving grease in the skillet.
  3. crumble bacon, add the onions and bell peppers to the skillet and cook, stirring, till slightly brown, about 10 minutes.
  4. add the rice, tomatoes, plus the their juices, and tomatoe juice, salt and pepper, and tabasco sauce and cook,stirring,5 minutes longer.
  5. scrape the mixture into a greases 2- quart casserole dish and bake, covered, till the rice is slightly dry about 30 minutes -- and serve with your main dish.
Most Helpful

Thank you for posting this! I was just about to post it myself, because I made it using Mrs. Wilkses' cookbook and LOVED it. She suggests adding 2 tbsp of grated Parmesan on top, and she says that you may also add a pound of cooked shrimp, ham, sausage, or pork. I plan to make a batch tomorrow with some ham. :-) Thank you!!

KissKiss December 04, 2009

I've dined many times at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House and her red rice is one of my favorites. This recipe is to die for if you are a red rice fan. Thanks for posting!

MarshHen June 12, 2009