Bacon Spanish Rice

"I orginally found this in a very old Better Homes and Garden cookbook. It's been my family's favorite for years . . . try it and you'll see why! Use hotter chilis to achieve more spice. The brown sugar can be deleted for less sweetness. The Chili Sauce I use in the US, is a slightly sweet (not hot) sauce, believe it's made by Heinz (small fat jar). I have substituted pureed tomatos here in Mexico and it works great!"
 
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Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
6-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Fry the bacon until crisp.
  • Remove bacon and crumble.
  • Save 1/2 of bacon fat.
  • Saute onion and pepper (in 1/2 of the fat from the bacon) until tender. Add rest of ingredients.
  • Stir, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Add crumbled bacon before serving.

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Reviews

  1. Sydney Mike
    GREAT, GREAT TASTING RICE! I did use but half of the bacon indicated, & included 1/8 cup of diced green bell pepper & the same amount of poblano pepper, & this side dish was wonderful as well as being sooo easy to prepare! Definitely a keeper! [Made & reviewed while touring South & Central America on the Zaar World Tour 4]
     
  2. Mommy Diva
    This was delicious - I made it with your Beef Carnitas - and what a treat! My family devoured this meal!! I used some Hatch chilis along with the green pepper and a little jalepeno I had in both dishes. YUM! **Went to market 2007**
     
  3. Chef Pollo
    ok, I am bummed. I went to buy chili sauce and stupidly bought sriracha sauce and added only 1/8 of a cup. But, it is inedible... I think it would have helped to specify what type of chili sauce, b/c the only other chili sauce I saw in the supermarket was sweet chili sauce?? Anyway, it looks beautiful, but it was ruined.
     
  4. katie in the UP
    Fabulous recipe!! I used 2 pieces of bacon (trying to cut fat just a little) Instead of bell peppers I used Cubanos and jalapenos from the garden (for a little extra heat) and fresh chopped tomatoes This is perfect!! Thank you Diana!!
     
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  1. katie in the UP
    Fabulous recipe!! I used 2 pieces of bacon (trying to cut fat just a little) Instead of bell peppers I used Cubanos and jalapenos from the garden (for a little extra heat) and fresh chopped tomatoes This is perfect!! Thank you Diana!!
     

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