Growing up, my mom would always make delicious bacon fried rice. I attempted it tonight since we had leftover white rice from last nights take out dinner. I paired the fried rice with Trader Joe’s meatless Orange Chicken (super delicious btw, a must try even if you eat meat!).
Although this recipe isn’t my moms, it is inspired by it. She wasn’t home so I knew she might not have the recipe memorized. I didn’t actually measure out any ingredients so this is all based off of what it looked like to me. It turned out so good that I wanted to write this blog post about it to save it 🙂
- 2-3 cups Cooked Rice (you don’t have to use white rice if you prefer brown!)
- 4-5 strips Bacon, sliced into bite size pieces
- 1/2 Yellow Onion, diced
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup frozen Peas
- 3 Green Onions, sliced
- Put a large frying pan or wok on medium heat. Add your bacon and cook to your liking. Once cooked through, remove and put on a dish lined with paper towel to remove excess oil.
- Depending on how much fat your bacon rendered you may need to add a little extra oil to your pan to cook your onions and carrots. So add your onions, carrots, and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes or so until your onions are soft.
- Add your rice and break up so you can incorporate it with the veggies. Add your soy sauce and other seasonings and stir to combine evenly.
- Spread out the rice so that you have a little hole with no ingredients in the middle of your pan. Add your egg and stir to cook without mixing it with your rice and veggies. Once your egg is scrambled and cooked, combine it with everything else in your pan.
- Add your peas, bacon, and green onions and stir to incorporate.
Taste and adjust any seasonings that you’d like. Feel free to add more soy sauce if need be. Like I said, I didn’t measure anything out, I just seasoned everything according to my own taste buds so you might like more or less of something. Start out with less and then add more of something and taste along the way!