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Bacon and Egg Fried Rice

I’ve got a great recipe that works for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner! This Bacon and Eggs Fried Rice will satisfy all your meal taste buds into one. It’s a mix of breakfast and dinner combined to make that perfect savory bite that works for any meal. 

Do you love bacon? Do you love eggs? Do you love fried rice? Why not combine them? Take all of those ingredients and create the perfect meal in a pan. 

A lot of the time, if I’m spending the 15 mins to cook up some rice (which is nothing), I make a double batch. I throw half in the fridge for a meal later in the week. Which works out perfect for this recipe. 

It doesn’t take long to cook rice but it’s great to have cooked rice on hand. You can throw it in a soup, casserole, or for this occasion, make a quick fried rice. Did you know you can freeze cooked rice? Yep...you totally can. Freeze for up to 6 months and defrost in the microwave when needed for a quick weeknight meal like this Bacon and Egg Fried Rice. 

When making fried rice, you want cold rice. Otherwise your rice will be soggy and lack that chew. Using leftover refrigerated rice will give your fried rice a good texture. A good fried rice needs to have a good bite. 

Making bacon and eggs fried rice is super simple. When you use leftover rice, the whole dish can be made in one pan so plan ahead. 

With only 7 ingredients and the addition of salt and pepper to taste, You are filling up on a nutritious grain plus protein and let’s face it, the most delicious food ever....bacon.

Let me tell you, Rice fried in bacon fat is amazing. I promise! It’s what makes this dish feel like breakfast and dinner all rolled into one. 

 

Bacon and Egg Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 5 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups cooked rice, cold
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 green onions, chopped 

 

Directions

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped bacon. Render the bacon and allow to become crisp. Stir in the onion and sauté until the onion becomes translucent about 3 mins. Add garlic and stir for an additional minute. Stir in beaten eggs. Then add the cooked rice. Using the back of a spatula, press the rice into the eggs. Fold and stir rice until heated through. Add in soy sauce to coat rice. Add salt and pepper to taste. Give it a good stir and continue to cook until rice is heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and garnish with green onions. Eat and Enjoy!

 

Blog post and recipe provided by Riceland blogger Lacie Ring of EasyPeasyPleasy.com