This is my version of the Cajun classic.
4 slices bacon
2 T olive oil
1/8 - 1/4 tsp salt, pepper
Pinch: Cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
2 cloves garlic crushed, chopped
1/2 c chopped onion
1/8 c chopped celery
1/4 c chopped pepper
2 c rice
4 c reduced sodium chicken broth
Preheat skillet to medium high heat.
Lower heat to medium and add bacon and oil. Cook bacon for 6-7 min. Remove bacon, add onions, celery, pepper, garlic and saute for 6 min.
Add rice and saute for 4 - 5 min. Add chicken stocks and spices. Let boil for 10 - 15 min or until rice is done.
Serves 6 - 8.