Charleston Red Rice


This red rice recipe is yummy and easy to make.

close up view of Charleston Red Rice in a bowl with a spoon
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • cooking spray

  • 6 cups boiling water

  • 2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 6 slices bacon

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce


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

  2. Bring water, rice, 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.

  3. While rice is cooking, cook 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 bacon on a plate lined with paper towels; crumble the bacon once cooled enough to handle.

  4. Cook and stir onions in the reserved bacon drippings until translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in crumbled bacon, tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce; bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce heat, and continue to simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Spoon cooked rice into the prepared baking dish and stir the tomato-bacon mixture into the rice until evenly combined.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
10g Fat
52g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 1388mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 497mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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