Bacon, Rice and Vermicelli Pilaf

Tasty rice and vermicelli sautéed in butter, simmered in Swanson® Chicken Broth and topped with bacon makes a great side dish with grilled chicken.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup white rice

  • cup broken pieces (about 2 inches) vermicelli pasta

  • ½ cup chopped sweet onion

  • ½ cup chopped green or red bell pepper

  • 2 ⅓ cups Swanson® Chicken Broth

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels; crumble. Drain bacon drippings from pan; wipe out with paper towels.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in rice and vermicelli; cook until they turn a golden brown, about 4 minutes.

  3. Stir in chopped onions and bell pepper. Saute until the vegetables begin to soften, 2 or 3 minutes. Add Swanson® Chicken Broth, garlic, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper.

  4. Bring to a boil. Cover, and simmer on low heat until liquid is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Top with cooked crumbled bacon.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

464 Calories
21g Fat
49g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 464
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 1414mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 17mg 87%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 351mg 7%

* 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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