This Wild Rice with Bacon & Vegetables is a great side dish for any meal. Make it for dinner parties, holidays, or weekly suppers!
This wild rice with bacon & vegetables is just the thing to add to your dinner party or weeknight supper repertoire. It’s easy to make, it’s delicious, and it has bacon…duh!
I love serving up long grain & wild rice as a side dish. It’s one of those dishes that everyone loves so you can always count on it to be your go-to side item.
This wild rice side dish was part of my purple celebration tablescape & dinner party. I displayed it on a dish surrounding a whole roast chicken. Nothing goes together better than chicken & rice! However this rice dish will complement just about any protein.
Serve this wild rice side dish with chicken, pork chops, tenderloin, salmon, white fish, beef, etc. It’s even terrific on your holiday table next to turkey.
I love that it starts with a boxed rice, and I even go for the quick cooking version. I mean, why not? Dressing it up with these fresh & tasty ingredients takes it to the next level. If you love rice like we do, I also recommend this fruit-nut wild rice recipe for entertaining, It’s equally delicious but has a sweet-savory flavor profile with a little crunch from nuts.
Wild Rice with Bacon & Vegetables
- 1 box (6.2 oz) Fast Cook Long Grain & Wild Rice (like Uncle Ben’s)
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 1 cup corn; fresh, frozen, or canned (drained)
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 4 strips of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
- 3 Tablespoons chopped green onion
In a saucepan, combine water, rice, and contents of seasoning packet, and bring to a boil over high heat.
REDUCE HEAT to low and add corn and dice pepper. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for another 5 minutes.
Stir and transfer to a serving dish. Top with bacon and onion, and serve.
About 6 Servings.