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Entered for safe-keeping. From WW's "Simply the Best All-American". This variation is from Charleston, South Carolina. Add shrimp, chicken or ham to make this a one-dish meal. Add okra, and this becomes "Limping Susan." Each serving is 3 "thingies."

Provided by KateL

Categories     Long Grain Rice

Time 46m

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 12

1 slice bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped (1 cup)
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup long-grain rice
1 large tomatoes, chopped
1 3/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pinch cayenne
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped


  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Discard the bacon fat in the skillet.
  • Add the onion, red bell pepper, and garlic to the skillet and saute over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the rice, tomato, chicken broth, salt, cayenne and black pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the bacon, parsley, and basil.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 158.4, Fat 2.5, SaturatedFat 0.8, Cholesterol 2.6, Sodium 154, Carbohydrate 29.5, Fiber 1.3, Sugar 2.1, Protein 4.7

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