This Wild Rice with Bacon & Vegetables is a great side dish for any protein. Make it for dinner parties, weekly meals, or holidays!
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 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 made this wild rice as part of my latest dinner party I’ll be sharing soon, and displayed it as a bed for which our roasted chicken sits upon. Nothing goes together better than chicken & rice! However this rice dish will complement just about any protein. Think pork chops or tenderloin, salmon, talapia or other 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 tasty and fresh 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.