Wild Rice With Bacon

Wild Rice With Bacon

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins
  • Servings: 8-9
  • About This Recipe

    “Wonderful side dish with anything.”


  • 6slicesbacon, crisp cooked, break into pieces
  • 1tablespoon butter or 1tablespoonmargarine
  • 1cupuncooked wild rice
  • 1 1/2 cupssliced mushrooms
  • 2 -3green onions, thinly sliced( about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 1/2 cupswater
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4 teaspoonpepper
  • Directions

  • Melt butter in 10 inch frypan (non-stick) over medium heat.
  • Cook wild rice, mushrooms and onions in butter about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender.
  • Stir in water, salt and pepper.
  • Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally, reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer 40 to 50 minutes or until rice is tender, drain if necessary.
  • Stir in bacon pieces.
  • Reviews

  • “I suspected this might be a little too bland for our taste, so I added some beef granules to the water. Glad I did…..it added some extra flavour. I will definitely make it again.”

  • “This was really quite good.I cooked the bacon in the microwave to save time, so it was relatively easy to prepare.I think this dish would compliment any entree.”

  • “I added some beef broth as well.Had some fun with it and added celery and stewed diced tomatoes as well.”

  • “Yummy dish! I used Zartarain’s Wild Rice mix, so there were seasonings in it…this made it delish! This was an adopted tag for NoraMarie, which she had chosen for Derf’s Cook-a-Thon.Update: Made again; loved it just as much as the first time!”

  • “I made this as part of a Cook-A-Thon for Derf and as an Adopted tag for my dear friend Nora Marie in the Cook-A-Thon.We found this rather bland. The nutty flavor of wild rice rice definatly came through.I used 3 TBS of the bacon drippings while sauteing the rice, onions, and mushrooms. I added additional pepper and garlic salt after cooking. We felt the addition of garlic salt greatly enhanced the recipe.”