A great recipe that is similar to the recipe from the homeland! Can be made as a main dish as well.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 6 slices bacon
- 2 onions, diced
- 1 cup uncooked white rice
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 2 green bell peppers, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
- 1 (10 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained (optional)
- 1 (10 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained (optional)
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine chicken broth and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil while cooking the following.
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until evenly brown. Chop bacon, and set aside, reserving the bacon fat. Add onion to skillet, and saute until tender. Stir in rice, and cook until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour in boiling chicken broth and tomato sauce. Add diced tomatoes, green peppers, and chopped bacon. Season with chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cover, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. Stir in black olives and corn.
If you are going to double the recipe (I usually make a doubled recipe), use the same amount of bacon strips and oil, and keep to 1 can of olives and 1 can of corn, double all other ingredients.