200 grams (7 oz) long grain white rice
300 grams (10 oz) smoked bacon
1 small tube of saffron, or 1 cube of saffron stock
ground red pepper
salt to taste
1 small packet of golden raisins
Cut the bacon into small strips and stir fry them in a pan (using the fats as oil). After about 5 to 10 minutes when the bacon is more or less cooked, add in the ground red pepper. Add in the rice and stir for a while to let the rice absorb the flavours. Add in saffron and 2 cups of water initially, stirring every once in a while. As rice cooks, add as much more water as needed, but in small portions each time until rice achieves consistency you like. Once rice is cooked, add in golden raisins, and stir to make sure they are distributed evenly. Chop parsley and spring onions for garnish.
bacon recipe source: Felicia Lim, Dish by Dish (@_dishbydish), August 11, 2012