Jose Ferrer's Rice Concoction
3 slices bacon, chopped
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
1 bay leaf, crumbled
3 cups cooked long-grain rice
1 medium tomato, peeled and chopped
1 cup drained cooked tiny peas
In skillet, saute bacon until crisp. Remove bacon bits. Add onion and garlic. Cook until soft. Stir in basil, oregano and bay leaf. Cook 1 minute. Add rice, tomato and peas. Cook over low heat 5 minutes, stirring. Add bacon bits. Serve hot with green salad. Makes 6 servings.
Note: Chopped clams, flaked smoked fish, smoked turkey, cheese or bits of cooked ham are nice in lieu of bacon. Take it from there.