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Roasted Tomato and Double Smoked Bacon Rice Dish

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Roasted T and DD B Rice Dish
Yes this will become a new family favourite.  Whether we had you at bacon or not!

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Ingredients

1 pint (500 mL) grape tomatoes
2 tbsp (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil
¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
2 small onions finely diced
2 cloves of garlic minced
½ cup (125 mL) diced double smoked bacon
1½ cups (375 mL) U.S. brown rice
3 cups (750 mL) vegetable Stock
2 tbsp (30 mL) shredded 2-year old cheddar
Salt and pepper to taste
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Directions

1
Preheat oven to 300°F.
2
Place tomatoes and olive oil in an ovenproof pan, sprinkle with salt and roast 1 -1/2 hours. (This can be made a day in advance).
3
In a small stock pot, over medium high heat, sauté onions, garlic and bacon for 5-7 minutes until onions begin to get golden brown. Add rice and roasted tomatoes, sauté for 2 minutes.
4
Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low and continue to cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
5
ChefD’s Tip: Add some cooked shrimp, chicken or diced pork tenderloin to take make it even better!