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Creamy Brown Rice with Bacon and Corn

    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!

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    Creamy Brown Rice with Bacon and Corn

    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.
    PREP: 5 mins
    COOK: 15 mins
    TOTAL: 20 mins
    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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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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