How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium until crisp, about 8 minutes; transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.
Add yellow onion, celery, and bell pepper to reserved drippings in skillet; increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables are tender, 5 to 6 minutes.
Stir in rice, tomatoes, chicken broth, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Spoon into a lightly greased 2-quart baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake in preheated oven until rice is tender, 40 to 45 minutes. Top with crumbled bacon.