Creamy Brown Rice with Bacon and Corn

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Creamy Brown Rice with Bacon, Corn and Yellow Squash – easy and delicious healthy side dish.

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Brown rice is a staple in our house and I often serve it alongside various stir-fries including Sesame Chicken and Green Beans,  Ground Turkey Stir Fry, or Beef and Broccoli. A great source of whole grains, it provides numerous health benefits. Here are a few of my favorite:

  • Excellent source of fiber helping to keep you fuller, longer.
  • Great source of selenium, a mineral that has been proven to reduce your risk of colon cancer.
  • Helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.
  • Contain lignans, a type of phytonutrient that helps lower risk of heart disease, breast cancer and other hormone-related cancers.

In honor of late Summer corn season, I decided to try something different and create this delicious and easy take on brown rice. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Your fork is waiting.

Creamy Brown Rice with Bacon and Corn

Creamy Brown Rice with Bacon and Corn

Yay or Nay?
Creamy Brown Rice with Bacon, Corn and Yellow Squash – easy and delicious healthy side dish.
PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 15 mins
TOTAL: 20 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • 2 slices bacon (cut in pieces)
  • 1 c onion (chopped)
  • 1 ear corn (kernels removed)
  • 1 yellow squash (chopped)
  • 1 c brown rice
  • 1 ¾ c water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • Fresh parsley (optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sauce pot, brown bacon pieces over medium-high heat until crisp. (Tip: Use scissors to cut bacon right into the pan!)
  • Remove bacon from pan and set aside, removing all but 1 tbs of bacon fat.
  • Add chopped onion to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened.
  • Add corn, squash and rice and cook additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in water, salt and pepper then stir well.
  • Bring mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook with lid on for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  • Fluff with a fork then add lemon juice and fresh parsley before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 40.9gProtein: 5.9gFat: 3.4gSaturated Fat: 0.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.8gCholesterol: 4mgFiber: 3.6gSugar: 3g
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