Preheat oven to 325°.
Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces; fry in skillet until crisp.
Remove to paper towels to drain. Place in a large casserole.
Cut meat into cubes; brown in bacon fat. Transfer to casserole, using
Add onions and rice to remaining fat. Stir until rice begins to color;
Put wine, consomme, garlic, thyme, and parsley into casserole.
Cover; cook 1 hour.
Remove casserole from oven. Skim off excess fat; stir in rice-and-onion
mixture and tomatoes; cover. Return to oven another hour; check
occasionally to see if extra liquid is required. Before serving, adjust
seasoning and stir in cheese.
Calories per serving: 582
Fat per serving: 28.3g