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Rice with Peas and Bacon

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
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8 ounces slab bacon, cut into 1/2-inch strips or lardons (about 2 cups)

2 cups instant rice 

1 cup frozen peas 

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1/4 cup grated Parmesan 

2 tablespoons unsalted butter 

Zest and juice of 1 lemon 

Freshly ground black pepper 


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon lardons until browned and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the rice with the recommended amount of water on the package. Add the peas and salt and cook according to the rice package instructions.
  3. Stir in the Parmesan, butter, lemon zest and juice and black pepper. Mix in the bacon and serve.