Back Bones and Rice Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 70 MINUTES

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  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 lbs pork back bones, sometimes called country-style ribs
  • 3 cups raw white rice
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste


In a stockpot, combine the backbones, onion, butter and seasonings. Add the water, bring to a boil, cover, and cook at a low boil for 40 minutes. Add the rice to the pot and bring to a boil, stirring well. Boil for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat, add green onions, cover the pot, and simmer for 10 minutes, or until rice is done. Remove the bay leaves.

Back Bones and Rice


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