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I hope you enjoy your visit here, whether it’s your first time or your 30th. I first started sharing my recipes as Facebook Notes, until my friends began asking how they could share them with their friends; so I gathered my courage and tiptoed into the world of blogging via Tumblr. As interest in my blog started “cooking,” my wonderful hubby set me up at WordPress with my own domain. (All the content from my previous blog moved here as well.) Let me know what you think, and be sure to bookmark it for future reference!

My other hobby, scrapbooking, is also documented at WordPress here.

Low Country Rice

  • 1 lb lump crab or any other meat
  • 1 1/2 cups [uncooked] rice
  • 2 strips bacon
  • 1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion (1 small onion)
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 tsp Old Bay or other seasoning mix
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, fry bacon in medium to large skillet until crispy; remove from pan and set aside. Add oil to skillet and turn to medium high. Add vegetables and saute until soft and fragrant. Add meat and seasonings and cook until done. Stir in salsa and cooked rice. Remove from heat; crumble bacon over top. Can cover and place in warm oven until ready to serve.
Very nice topped with a drizzle of remoulade. I have also added shredded cheese and baked as a casserole.