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Red Rice

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Ingredients
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Tomato paste 1 Can (10 oz)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Bacon drippings 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Use butter to make up required amount)
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Uncooked rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Onions 2 , finely chopped
  Bacon slices 4
Directions

Fry the bacon in a saucepan until almost crisp.
Lift from pan and set aside.
Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of the drippings and reserve.
Stir onions into the saucepan and cook until wilted, then add tomato paste, water, salt, pepper, and sugar.
Cook over a low heat about 10 minutes.
There should be 2 cups of sauce.
Put rice in a large saucepan or the top of a steamer.
Add sauce and 1/2 cup bacon drippings (if you do not have enough drippings, make up the necessary amount with butter).
Cover and steam or cook over a very low heat for 30 minutes.
Fork in the crumbled bacon and continue cooking 30 to 45 minutes or until rice is tender and all liquid absorbed.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Rice

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