A very straight forward one-pan meal with browned bacon bits and mushrooms and a dash of smoky heat from paprika and creole seasoning. You can skip the other dishes and enjoy this as a stand-alone meal!
In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté bacon until brown and crisp. This may take about 5-5 minutes.
Remove bacon from skillet and transfer to a plate. There will be some bacon drippings left in the pan (about 3 tablespoons).
Add about oil / butter to the pan. Throw in mushroom, saute for about 2-3 minutes.
Then add onions, garlic, jalapenos, thyme, smoked paprika and creole seasoning.
Pour in broth, followed by rice, bacon (I reserved some to top), salt and pepper to taste, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover with a lid and simmer until rice is cooked - about 20 minutes or more. Add green onions.