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We eat a lot of rice in Mexico and is often served with chicken, soup and more. It can be red, green, or white depending on what we are serving it with. This recipe isn’t Mexican, but if you are looking for another way to prepare your rice, you are in the right place and you will love this!
The day that I got home from the hospital after giving birth to our second son, my mother-in-law very kindly offered to bring us dinner. She brought a delicious meal consisting of Parmesan chicken , salad, and as a side dish – this delicious rice recipe which has mushrooms, bacon, and almonds for an added crunch. Being that I love rice, I absolutely loved this dish!
After trying it for the first time, I immediately asked her for the recipe and with her permission I am sharing it here now. It is very simple to make like most of my other recipes – all you have to do is saute the ingredients, empty them into a baking dish, and cook for one hour. There are so many things that this would go well with – including my delicious easy mole (mo-lay) recipe.
When I asked my mother-in-law where she got the recipe I was surprised! My sister-in-law was a missionary in Armenia, so I assumed that that is where it comes from, but she told me that she actually had gotten the recipe years ago at a church activity!
Like I mentioned above, in most south and central American countries rice is a staple that is served with many different kinds of food and is usually cooked with some type of fresh sauce. This version, however, does not have any sauce at all, but it is still absolutely delicious The almonds give it a great crunch and together with the bacon it has an amazing flavor combination. I have to admit, I don’t only like this rice because it is delicious, but also because it is foolproof – if you follow this recipe, it will come out perfectly!
A few weeks ago I got a sweet email from one of my readers asking me where this recipe had gone. Apparently it had disappeared when I re-branded my site and honestly I didn’t even realize it was gone. This is basically what he said, “I am looking for a recipe that i found on this site a long time ago. It was called Armenian Rice and it was delicious!”
That motivated me to put it back up right away and now I hope that you all enjoy it too!
- 1 Small package of Bacon Bits or you can make your own bacon and crumble it.
- 1/2 Cup of finely chopped onions.
- 1 Can of mushroooms drained.
- 1 Can of Beef Stock
- 1/4 Cup of Butter
- 1 Cup of Uncooked Rice
- 1/4 Cup of Chopped Almonds
- 1 Cup of Water
- Saute the onion in the butter until translucent, add the bacon bits, and mix well.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well and let cook for another minute or two.
- Empty everything into a 9 x 13 baking dish and bake uncovered at 350 for one hour.
- Remove from the oven, let cool slightly and enjoy!