Baked Mushroom Bacon Rice

"Thanks go to NurseDi for inspiring me to create this side dish, based on her Mushroom Oven Rice. The butter gives the rice a lovely rich quality, so I'd advise against substituting margarine. I think it would be an ideal side for any meat. It is also an easy offering for your next potluck."
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  • Pre-heat the oven to 425 F or 220 C.
  • If you are using a fan assisted oven, you can cut the heat by about 10 percent.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter and sauté the rice and bacon for two minutes.
  • Add the celery, onion and mushrooms.
  • Cook and stir for a further 2-4 minutes, until the vegetables just start to soften.
  • Pour into a large casserole dish.
  • Stir in the broth and garlic.
  • Add a generous amount of black pepper and a couple pinches of oregano.
  • Mix well.
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked.
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  1. pattie h.
    Excellent flavored rice. Did exactly as 1st review suggested. Ame out great and family loved it.Thank you
  2. wheniwasaboy
    Delicious but some problems. I don't see how 2 minutes of cooking the rice and bacon is sufficient, or safe. I cooked the bacon halfway first. Used jasmine rice. Less butter (and I love butter). Was delicious and made as a main dish. Why not?
  3. anna b.
    This was quick and easy. Good flavor although I did add more celery and onion than was called for. The one thing I found was that there was too much butter. I would suggest cutting the butter in half. It was quite sufficient.
  4. Jen Wiehl
    We thorougly enjoyed this. I do think next time, I'll cook the bacon for a few more minutes before I add the rice to see if I can get it more crispy. That was the only critique my DH and I had about it when we ate the dish. Otherwise, everything was inhaled and leftovers were snatched up early the next day. Thanks so much, this is a keeper and I plan on making it again soon.
  5. SSellars
    Simply fantastic! I used four slices of thick bacon and that was plenty for our tastes and I didn't have basmati, just regular Uncle Bens white rice. We will definitely be making this again. Thank you for this fabulous recipe!

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