Bacon and mushroom rice recipe

Bacon and mushroom rice recipe

Bacon is loved by everybody. Bacon is not only a terrific addition to any cuisine because of its saltiness and crisp texture, but also because it requires so little oil to cook. Similar to tomatoes, mushrooms may be used in a wide variety of ways and can provide a meal a meaty flavour. Featuring abundant meaty texture and flavours that linger for hours, this bacon and mushroom rice dish is exactly what it claims to be. Lunch and dinner may be prepared in under thirty minutes with only a few simple items.

Bacon and mushroom rice suggestions

The basic recipe is easy to follow, and from there your imagination may run wild. Colorful and flavorful, fresh herbs are a welcome addition to any meal. Pablano chilies or chilli flakes may be used for spiciness. Adding cheese to your meal and cooking it until it melts and becomes brown can take it from ordinary to extraordinary. Side salads made of fresh greens are always welcome to help lighten things up.

Your pantry offers everything you need for a fast and simple meal. A delicious meal, try this rice with bacon and mushrooms.

Bacon and mushroom rice recipe

Bacon and mushroom rice recipe

Recipe by Gary Dunn

Course: Main

Cuisine: Global

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 4 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes


  • 60g butter

  • 6 bacon rashers

  • 150g mushrooms

  • 1 small onion

  • 225g long grain rice

  • salt and pepper

  • fresh herbs

  • Extras
  • cheddar cheese


  • Melt butter in a large saucepan. Remove rinds from bacon and chop two rashers into small pieces, cut remaining rashers in half and roll tightly. Fry all the bacon in butter until crisp. Remove the rolls and keep to one side.
  • Wash and slice the mushrooms and fry in remaining butter. Remove mushrooms and bacon pieces and put to one side.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion.
  • Fry with the rice for 10 minutes in remaining butter.
  • Add 1 litre water, salt and pepper. Bring slowly to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water absorbed. Return mushrooms and bacon pieces, mix well.
  • Put rice on to a serving dish and garnish with bacon rolls, mushrooms and watercress.
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