Cheesy Bacon Brown Rice

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Brown rice is a wonderful ingredient because it can be used in so many different cuisines. This recipe is used it instead of pasta in mac and cheese. I add a little bacon to create a crunch, and because bacon is real good. I hope you enjoy!


Cheesy Bacon Brown Rice

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy carb
Servings: 4
Calories: 477kcal
Author: SatMorning21


  • 1 Cup Brown Rice cooked according to package
  • 5 slices Bacon
  • 1 1/2 TB Butter
  • 1 TB Bacon drippings
  • 2 TB Flour
  • 2 1/4 Cups Milk
  • 3 slices American cheese
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan
  • ½ T Salt


  • Place bacon in a cold pan, then turn the heat to medium. Cook for 7-10 minutes, flipping a couple times.
  • Place the bacon aside, then strain the bacon drippings, saving 1 TB.
  • Add butter and bacon drippings to a medium pan over medium heat, and melt the butter.
  • Add flour and mix into the butter/drippings. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add milk and whisk to incorporate, then add the cheese. Simmer for about 3-5 minutes until it thickens.
  • Add the rice and salt, then mix well to coat. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Serve with crumbled bacon on top.


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1544mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 571IU | Calcium: 438mg | Iron: 1mg



















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