BLT Rice Salad

How much do you love a good BLT? We’ve reinvented the classic ingredient trio with Minute® Instant White Rice to create an amazing rice salad for any occasion!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4-6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins (+ 5 mins cooling time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins (+ 5 mins cooling time)


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 2 cups Romaine lettuce leaves, torn or chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tomato, chopped


  • Mention bacon, lettuce and tomato and most people’s eyes light right up! We’ve reimagined this favorite sandwich into an amazing rice salad. It’s perfect for your next meal, any time of year!

    Step 1

  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet set over medium-high heat until crisp, turning occasionally, about 5-7 minutes.

    Step 2

  • Drain bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings in the skillet. Crumble the bacon and set aside.

    Step 3

  • Add onions to the drippings in the skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until crisp-tender, about 2-3 minutes. Add water and salt to the skillet and bring to a boil.

    Step 4

  • Stir in rice and cover. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Cool to room temperature.

    Step 5

  • Add lettuce, mayonnaise, tomato and reserved bacon. Stir gently to combine.

BLT: Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato

Commonly known in its sandwich form, the BLT is a go-to for bacon fanatics worldwide. Now thanks to Minute® Rice, you can enjoy this popular flavor combination in our unique and satisfying BLT Rice Salad! With Minute® Instant White Rice and the favorite ingredient trio, this rice salad is a dish your entire family will ask you to make, again and again.

Bacon All Day, Every Day

Bacon is a traditional breakfast favorite, but what meal doesn’t taste better with a little bacon? Whether you like it crispy, smokey, maple glazed, thin- or thick-cut, bacon is always delicious. In this new take on your favorite sandwich combo, crispy bacon adds delicious flavor and exceptional crunch to a rice salad. The crispier the bacon here, the easier it is to crumble into pieces and sprinkle on top of your dish.

Have extra bacon? Save some for a Brown Rice Frittata with Bacon and Edamame or to add extra flavor to our 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner later in the week.

After cooking the bacon for this recipe, instead of cleaning the pan, use the drippings to cook the onions and rice. The drippings add loads of flavor! Let the flavors simmer together while the rice cooks in just 5 minutes. Let your rice cool and top it with chopped, ripe tomatoes, the crispy bacon, mayonnaise and chopped lettuce. For a fun variation, you can also serve this dish as lettuce wraps.

Looking for vegetarian meals? Try our Red Beans and Rice recipe, made with vegetable broth. Our Microwave Egg Fried Rice and Vegetarian Chili are also great for vegetarians.


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