In heavy skillet fry bacon crisp, remove and reserve for topping. Add rice to bacon fat and fry until dry looking. Add onions and bell pepper, if desired, and continue frying until rice is golden brown. Add tomatoes, water and seasonings. Cover and let come to a boil. Reduce heat and cook until rice begins to fluff. Add 1/2 cup cold water; let come to a boil again; turn off heat. Do not overcook. Never stir rice while cooking.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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