Bacon and Slivered Almond Rice Pilaf

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Bacon and Slivered Almond Rice Pilaf
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 45
  • Servings: 4-6
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About this Recipe

This crispy bacon and almond rice pilaf makes for the perfect protein based side dish.

Ingredients

8 Slices Schneiders® Bacon, chopped
2 Shallots, chopped
.5 Yellow pepper, chopped
3 Cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups (500 mL) Basmati rice, rinsed
.5 cup (125 mL) Slivered almonds
4 cups (1 L) Chicken broth
1 tbsp (15 mL) Hot sauce
1 cup (250 mL) Frozen peas

Directions

HEAT a large shallow pot over medium-high heat, add bacon, and cook until bacon is cooked but not crisp, about 3-5 minutes. Remove bacon from pot with a slotted spoon, place on a paper towel lined plate and set aside.

REMOVE all but 1 tbsp (15 mL) of bacon fat from pot. Add shallots, pepper and garlic, sauté until vegetables are soft and aromatic.

STIR in rice, almonds and cooked bacon, cook for 1 minute. Pour in chicken stock, hot sauce and peas. Bring to a boil, stirring once. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for another 15 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.

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