This is my very favorite version of Spanish Rice. It can stand on its own as a main meal or serve as a side to any Mexican dish. The flavor is unique and better than any restaurant rice that's out there!
4-5 slices of bacon, uncooked
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cup long grain white rice, uncooked
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
2 cups water
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until just before it turns crispy. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels. Do not drain the grease! Over med-high heat, add the rice, bell pepper and onion to the bacon grease and sauté until the onion is translucent. Add the tomato sauce, water, and bacon (crumbled or cut) and bring to a boil, then turn heat to low and cover. Simmer 20-25 minutes over low heat until rice is done.
We love to eat this with shredded cheese on top and sour cream on the side, or with Red Chicken Enchiladas. Delicious!