Mixed Grains with Green Beans and Crispy Bacon

The great shortcut here is the packaged rice-and-grain blend. Instead of cooking them separately, all the grains cook in one pot in the same amount of time.

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  • 1 cup rice-and-grain blend, such as SooFoo
  • 6 ounces smoky slab bacon, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the rice-and-grain blend with the bacon cubes and 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over very low heat until the grains are tender and the water is absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes, depending on the brand. Scrape the grains into a medium bowl. Slice the bacon cubes in half.

  2. Meanwhile, steam the green beans until they are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Season with salt.

  3. In a medium nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Add the bacon and cook over high heat until crispy, about 2 minutes. Add the green beans, season with salt and pepper and stir-fry for 1 minute. Scrape the mixture into the grains and toss. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Contributed By Photo © Con Poulos Published September 2012

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