Fried Rice With Bacon And Egg Fried Rice

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Forget take-out! This homemade Bacon Fried Rice is way better, so easy khổng lồ make, và is loaded with crispy bacon!

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So, I can imagine that everyone has that one recipe that they just find completely irresistible. Like, it’s so good that you almost don’t want it around because you know you won’t be able lớn stop yourself from eating it until you make yourself sick.

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This recipe right here? It’s my one recipe. It’s freakin’ dangerous, you guys.

When I make this, I eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner until I finally run out altogether. It’s ridiculous & embarrassing, but it’s the truth. This is my kryptonite.


If you’ve never made homemade fried rice before, I promise you it’s easy. Our Bacon Fried Rice is loaded with peas và carrots, scrambled eggs, & green onions…but we all know the best part is the crispy bacon, right?

No bacon? Give our Spam Fried Rice a try instead!


Table of Contents


Ingredient Notes:

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Rice – I’m using long grain white rice for this bacon fried rice recipe. You could also use other varieties such as Basmati or Jasmine. The most important part is to make it ahead of time and then refrigerate for at least an hour to lớn dry it out.

Bacon – A key component of our bacon fried rice recipe! You’ll fry this up và reserve a little of the bacon grease to cook the veggies and rice in!

Veggies – Some onion, frozen peas & carrots, minced ginger & green onion cosplay the veggies in this fried rice dish. These are pretty standard fried rice ingredients, but you can địa chỉ cửa hàng or modify with other veggies too!

Eggs – All my favorite fried rice recipes have egg in them! It’s optional if you aren’t a fan.

Soy Sauce – Just a touch to địa chỉ cửa hàng that umami flavor. You can use whatever brand you want if you have a preference! If you’re concerned about the amount of salt, use low sodium soy sauce.

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Sriracha Sauce – We also like to phối in a bit of sriracha or Sambal Oelek to lớn spice things up a little.

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Helpful Tools:

You don’t need any special equipment, just a large non-stick skillet!If you’d prefer lớn use a wok, this is the one I have & we LOVE it! It allows us to easily make a double batch in one go, which is perfect since we lượt thích to eat this for breakfast the next day!

How to lớn Make Bacon Fried Rice:

Rice: Add rice & water to a sauce pan, bring to lớn a boil, reduce to lớn a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat và let phối for 5 minutes and then fluff with a fork, place in the fridge, & chill for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight. Leftover rice from our rice pilaf recipe will also work.


Helpful Tip!

Too much moisture in the rice is how you kết thúc up with subpar fried rice! It needs to chill & dry out for a bit in the fridge, uncovered, for at least an hour and up lớn a day to lớn remove the moisture and get it just right for making the perfect fried rice!


Bacon: địa chỉ chopped bacon khổng lồ a skillet and cook through. Remove the bacon khổng lồ a paper towel lined plate, drain off all but a tablespoon of bacon grease into a coffee cup, và fry up the veggies!

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Veggies: Begin with the diced onions, cooking them for about 5 minutes or until translucent. They’ll fry up with lots of flavor in the bacon grease! Next showroom the carrots, peas, & ginger & cook those for 2 more minutes. When finished remove all the veggies from the pan và set aside for now.

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Fried Rice: Now to lớn start frying up that rice! địa chỉ another tablespoon of bacon grease khổng lồ the skillet & then pour in the cold cooked rice. Stir the rice up in the bacon grease to lớn coat it & continue cooking while stirring often for five minutes.

Egg: In a small bowl, beat together the egg & a teaspoon of the soy sauce. Then push aside the rice in the skillet to lớn make room for the eggs. Pour those in và stir to scramble. When they’ve cooked through, stir them in with the rice until it is all combined!

Finish: You can now finally add back in the cooked vegetables and the fried bacon! Pour on the rest of the soy sauce và as much sriracha or hot sauce as you lượt thích and then phối everything together until the rice, veggies, và bacon are combined.

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Serve: This bacon fried rice makes an excellent meal và will serve two people as a main dish or four as a side dish. If you make it as a main, I suggest serving it with some egg rolls or pot stickers.

My sausage egg rolls would be particularly good with this & the egg roll sauce would be great served over the rice, if you wanted a break from plain old soy sauce.

My kids prefer their rice slathered in copious amounts of Yum Yum Sauce. You can find Yum Yum here – they lượt thích the original flavor, but I prefer the spicy version.

FAQs:


How khổng lồ store fried rice?

Keep this bacon fried rice stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3 lớn 4 days.


How to reheat fried rice?

You can reheat this bacon fried rice on the stove, in the microwave, or even in an oven. However you reheat it though you’ll first want to showroom in a bit of water, oil, or even broth to địa chỉ cửa hàng moisture or it will dry out!


Why is my fried rice mushy?

The most likely cause of mushy fried rice is using hot rice when starting. For the best texture, let your cooked rice chill completely in the fridge for at least one hour and up to lớn one day. The rice should be cold before frying, and it needs to lớn be as dry as possible lớn get that chewy texture.