1 cup medium grain brown rice, uncooked
2 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup dried dates, chopped
3 slices peppered bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup chives, chopped
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Combine rice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a soft boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 50 minutes or until liquid is adsorbed. Remove from heat. Let stand covered for 10 minutes before serving. Let rice cool slightly. Immediately stir in the remaining ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot or cold.
bacon recipe courtesy of: The California Rice Commission, 8801 Folsom Blvd., Suite 172, Sacramento, California 95826-3249