Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Family Spanish rice recipe with Rotel and bacon. Don't leave out the bacon fat and butter, it adds a lot of the flavor to the dish. Use Hot Rotel if you like it really spicy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry bacon in skillet until browned.
  2. Remove from skillet, crumble, and set aside.
  3. Do not remove bacon grease from skillet!
  4. Melt butter in skillet and add onion, pepper and garlic.
  5. Saute until onions are translucent.
  6. Add the Rotel, green chiles and chicken broth and simmer approximately 5-10 minutes.
  7. Add the rice, cover and simmer approximately 20 minutes.
  8. Crumble bacon on top and serve.
Most Helpful

This is delicious. I used a red pepper instead of the green. It gave the rice a nice color. And for presentation, I put this in a glass 13x9 baking pan and topped with cheddar cheese and sliced black olive. Everyone ate it up. We will certainly make this again. Thank you!

Missy Wright December 07, 2002

A great hit, Denise. I prepared it last night to go with beef enchiladas. 'Twas a nice combination along with a big tossed green salad. Everyone cleaned their plate. Thanks for sharing; I'll definitely make it again.

Judikins August 17, 2002