Bacon Wild Rice


I tend to serve potato side dishes more than rice ones.  I do have some rice side dishes though that my family enjoys.  Of course, this one has bacon so it’s definitely a hit!

I tend to make this when I’ve got something cooking in the oven and need side dishes that are cook top or cooked in the microwave to get everything ready at the same time.  I like to pair it with one of my oven chicken recipes:  honey mustard chicken, oven barbequed chicken, dilly chicken, etc.

Bacon Wild Rice

  • 4 slices bacon, fried crisp, crumbled & set aside, drippings reserved
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1/2 package sliced fresh mushrooms (about 4 ounces or more or less o taste)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Add butter to bacon drippings in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Once butter is melted, add wild rice and stir and cook for 2 minutes.  Add mushrooms and onions and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Cook until onions are tender.

Stir in water, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to low.  Cover and simmer 40 to 50 minutes or until rice is tender; drain if necessary. Stir in bacon.

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Posted on January 29, 2010, in Recipes, Sides and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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