Thursday, August 2, 2018

Peg Bracken's Wild Rice with Bacon (1960)

  • 3 cups boiling water, salted
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 6 strips bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 1 middle-sized chopped onion 
  • 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
  • Stick of butter, melted
Wash the rice, being careful not to let one little platinum-plated grain go down the drain. Then add it, with the chopped onion, to the salted boiling water. Simmer this until the water is absorbed--- about 35 minutes.

Now mix in the melted butter and Parmesan cheese. This will sit happily for hours in the top of your double boiler, if it has to.  

Just before you serve it, mix in most of the chopped bacon, and sprinkle the rest on top.

More "Lost" Rice Recipes
Orange Rice with Vermouth (1980)
Baked Mocha Rice Pudding with Coffee (1969)

(Origin - "The I Hate to Cook Book" by Peg Bracken, 1960. NOTE - Author Peg Bracken was a comedy and advertising writer who wrote this best-seller "for everyone, men and women alike, who wants to get from cooking hour to cocktail hour in as little time as possible."  This hilarious, yet excellent, cookbook sold more 3 million copies in the 1960s.)

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