Red Rice

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 135


1 (16-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup long-cooking rice, uncooked
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
6 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled and drippings reserved
1 cup onion, diced
1/2 cup green pepper, diced


Combine tomatoes, tomato paste, rice, water, salt and pepper in a medium saucepan; set aside. Heat reserved drippings in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper; cook for one minute. Stir vegetables into tomato mixture; cover. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 25 to 35 minutes, until rice is tender. Stir in crumbled bacon.

Tip: Tomato paste adds rich flavor to casseroles and stews. Since many recipes only call for a tablespoon or two, save the rest by spooning it into ice cube trays to freeze.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 135
Calories from Fat: 33

This Red Rice recipe is from the Comfort Foods Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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