Boiled Rice, Italian Style

Riz Bouilli a l’Italienne


  • A Cupful of Rice
  • A Slice of Breakfast Bacon
  • A Tablespoonful of Grated Parmesan
  • A Pinch of Saffron
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • A Tablespoonful of Butter


Wash one cup of rice. Take boiling water, using about a quart. Add a slice of bacon and a tablespoonful of grated Parmesan cheese, and a pinch of Saffron. Let it boil well for five minutes. Then add the Rice gradually, continuing to cook according to the recipe for Boiled Rice. When done, remove the bacon, dot the top with bits of butter, set in the stove to dry for ten minutes, and serve hot.