Rating: 4.27 stars
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Yummy, and easy to make.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

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  • Bring the rice, water, and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • While the rice is cooking, cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Reserve about 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings in the pan. Reduce heat to medium. Drain the bacon on a plate lined with paper towels; crumble the bacon once cooled enough to handle.

  • Cook and stir the onions in the reserved bacon drippings until translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the crumbled bacon, tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce; bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Spoon the cooked rice into the prepared baking dish and stir the tomato-bacon mixture into the rice until evenly combined.

  • Cover the dish and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 51.9g; fat 10.1g; cholesterol 14.3mg; sodium 1387.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2011
This was an easy 5 stars with a few adjustments. I added a can of diced tomatoes to go with all that tomato flavor. It seemed like it was really missing something as far as herbs or spices so I also added Cajun seasoning. Since I scaled it down instead of fractioning a dash of hot sauce I used red pepper flakes. Will definitely make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2010
Its a good recipe but I like dishes with a bit more kick. I made it a second time with a dash of ground red pepper and a handful of shakes of extra hot hot sauce over the pan. Kicks it up nicely. Read More
(16)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2011
This was an easy 5 stars with a few adjustments. I added a can of diced tomatoes to go with all that tomato flavor. It seemed like it was really missing something as far as herbs or spices so I also added Cajun seasoning. Since I scaled it down instead of fractioning a dash of hot sauce I used red pepper flakes. Will definitely make this again! Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2010
I love this recipe not sure why there are not more reviews this is a great rice dish Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2010
Its a good recipe but I like dishes with a bit more kick. I made it a second time with a dash of ground red pepper and a handful of shakes of extra hot hot sauce over the pan. Kicks it up nicely. Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2012
Where I'm from (which is bout and hour south of Charleston) we have this dish for every family function. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2011
I love this rice recipe i cant wait to try it thats the only thing i cant make is red rice i will let you know how it comes out Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2014
This recipe is delicious. Reminds me so much of my mom's recipe. The only changes I made was subbing sausage for bacon (personal preference), I doubled the tomato sauce & I added some salt and pepper. I've made this 3 times now and there's never been any left! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2012
This recipe is authentic easy and delicious. Red rice can be dry but this is moist every time and the variations are endless. I've added refrigerator odds and ends from chopped bell pepper to leftover oven fried cod pieces. It's forgiving and my husband loves it and wants it once a week. A keeper! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2014
This is an excellent recipe! I add celery and cook it along with the onion because it is what my mother, a Charlestonian, always added. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2015
I didn't have bacon, so I substituted, lightly covering the onions and green peppers, while sauteed in the frying pan with Old Bay seasoning. Also added about a half of a tablespoon of hot sauce. In the words of my 5 and 7 year old.....AWESOME!!!! New York Born but Charlestonian by blood (family origin)!!!!! Read More
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