This is a traditional Bahamian side dish. Corn can be substituted with black-eyed peas or lima beans.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook the bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat until the grease begins to render. Stir in the onion, bell pepper, and thyme; cook until the onion is nearly translucent. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the tomato sauce, browning sauce, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes; stir; simmer another 3 minutes. Add the corn; simmer another 3 minutes. Slowly pour the water into the mixture while stirring. Raise the heat to high and stir in the rice; bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until the rice has absorbed all the moisture, about 30 minutes; fluff with a fork to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

422 calories; protein 10.7g 21% DV; carbohydrates 92g 30% DV; fat 2.8g 4% DV; cholesterol 2mg 1% DV; sodium 1119.7mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2008
Browning is a liquid that comes in a small bottle. The most common brand that I am aware of is "Kitchen Bouquet". It is used to give a little extra flavour and a nice brown color to the rice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/09/2016
not a huge fan Read More
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2008
Browning is a liquid that comes in a small bottle. The most common brand that I am aware of is "Kitchen Bouquet". It is used to give a little extra flavour and a nice brown color to the rice. Read More
(48)
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2012
I made this for dinner tonight. It was delish!!! I made a few changes. I used one 15 ounce of corn which was plenty. I also added a few stalks of skellion while the liquid was simmering just a few minutes before adding the rice. Lastly I used Jasmine rice which is so much more flavorful. A true winner!!!!!! Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2008
Looks good but what is browning sauce? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2012
I didn't have browning sauce so I just used a concentrated beef flavoring--a bullion type thing and it worked well enough. I also didn't use tomato sauce but tossed in a can of drained chopped tomatoes instead. I'm not a huge fan of rice so keep that in mind but this wasn't too bad. The flavors worked well and it goes well with chopped chicken to make it a full meal. This does make a lot of rice though--so make sure you like rice or have enough people to consume it if you make the full batch. There is way more than 5 servings in this recipe! All in all not bad and hubby seems to like it. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2012
It was a lot better than I expected. Wondering what a few stalks of skellion are as posted bby Yvette Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2009
Great recipe and it makes a huge serving. It reminds me somewhat of Mexican red rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2011
definetely nummy and easy!!! -La Vonne R Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2013
Loved the rice added 2 more slices of bacon and left onion out. Used jasmine rice and chicken stock. Modified slightly- 1 cup rice 2 cups chicken stock and 1 can f stock. a big hit Very yummy!. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2014
I loved it! The rest of my family thought it had too much spice in it (pepper and thyme), but they like bland food. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/09/2016
not a huge fan Read More