Back Bones and Rice

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Back Bones and Rice Back Bones and Rice

Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

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3   bay leaves
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
8 cup water
1 cup chopped onion
3 lb pork back bones, sometimes called country-style ribs
3 cup raw white rice
1/2 cup chopped green onion
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.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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Reader Comments:


I am so glad I found this! My mom made this growning up and it was my favorite dish!!! Can't wait to make it. Thank you Paula! Sending love your way...

By Anonymous on July 24, 2013


This was so very good. My mom made this for us when we were little. I am glad that I found this recipe today. I made a gravy and poured some over the whole thing when it was put on the plates to serve. So very delicious.

By Sheryl Manigault on June 12, 2012


This is the best! Goes a long way, tastes delicious and is inexpensive...

By Anonymous on April 22, 2010


5 EASY and Delicious Wonderful for oldtimers who grew up on this and these adult young'uns who probably didn't!!!!

By Anonymous on March 29, 2010

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