Rice with Mixed Vegetables

Prep Time: 7
Cook Time: 28
Servings: 4-6

Instead of instant rice, add a flavorful twist to a traditional side dish. This combines fresh ingredients with some comfort-food tastes for a delicious side.

INGREDIENTS

2 slices bacon, diced
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon paprika
A dash of pepper
1 can (14 oz.) chicken broth
1 can (8 1/4 oz.) Del Monte Mixed Vegetables, drained

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook bacon until crisp in medium saucepan; remove bacon. Drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic in drippings until soft. Stir in rice, oregano, paprika and pepper; add broth.
  3. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Gently stir in vegetables and bacon.
  4. Cover and cook 3 minutes or until heated through.

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