Corn, Bacon & Rice Chowder

1 (7.2 oz) pkg. Rice-A-Roni rice pilaf
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 c. milk
1 (13 3/4 oz) chicken broth
1 c. water
1 1/2 c. frozen corn or 1 (16-17 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 c. sliced green onions
2 slices crisply cooked bacon, crumbled

In three-quart saucepan, saute rice-pasta mix in margarine over medium heat, stirring frequently until pasta is lightly browned. Stir in chicken broth and special seasonings (from pilaf); bring to boil over high heat. Cover; reduce heat. Simmer eight minutes. Stir in corn, milk, water and onions. Simmer, uncovered, 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon before serving. Makes four servings.

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