Grrreat Chicken and Rice Cakes with Bacon


Am I the only one that remembers that commercial from the 90s for Beggin' Strips? When I saw this recipe from the May issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray, I couldn't help but recall that pooch screaming it's BACON! Well, hey, this time it really is. Pamper yourself and your pooch with these chicken and rice cakes with – you guessed it – bacon. Remember, this is just a special treat to be substituted for a snack or meal portion to keep him slim and trim. To see this yum-o recipe, read more.

Grrreat Chicken and Rice Cakes with Bacon

Grrreat Chicken and Rice Cakes with Bacon

Grrreat Chicken and Rice Cakes with Bacon from Every Day with Rachael Ray (May 2008)

Ingredients

1 cup chicken broth
½ cup rice
4 slices turkey bacon
2 large eggs, beaten
½ cup bread crumbs
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
Sour cream (people’s portions only)
Salsa (people’s portions only)

Directions

Pamper yourself AND your pooch with Pup Cakes! These lip smacking savory bacon-rice patties will have owners (and even dogs) saying “Yum-O!”

In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil over high heat. Add the rice, lower the heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool.

While the rice is cooking, in a medium nonstick skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes; drain on paper towels. Finely chop the bacon and add to the cooled rice. Reserve the skillet.

Mix the egg and bread crumbs into the rice mixture; season with salt and pepper. Shape into 4 equal-size patties.

In the reserved skillet, heat the EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, over medium heat. Add the rice cakes and cook for 4 minutes on each side. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving to your pup. Top the people’s portions with sour cream and salsa.

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