bacon fried rice

Rice and bacon….two of my favorite foods. Rice goes with just about anything. Bacon goes with just about anything. So why not combine them? The bacon gives the rice a really unique smokey flavor. You get little bites of sweet and fresh when you bite in to the green peas, and the savory shrimp. The ultimate YUM of fried rice!! A couple of tips I wanted to share about fried rice in general:

- Use rice that has been in the fridge overnight. Frying rice that is fresh out of the rice cooker/pot will make it too mushy and you’ll end up getting little clumps of rice instead of getting each rice properly coated in soy sauce.

- I keep my soy sauce in a squirt bottle. This allows me to evenly distribute the soy sauce on the rice in the wok.

- When you have leftover chicken or steak, fried rice is a great way to make use of those leftovers. Just cut up the meat into cubes or slices and toss them into the mix!

Bacon Fried Rice
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
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Serves: 4 - 6
 
Ingredients
  • 3 strips bacon, cut into ½ cm pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 large shrimp (peeled, de-veined..you can leave it whole but I like to cut the shrimp in half)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas (thawed)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 6 cups cooked rice (left in the fridge overnight)
  • About 6 Tbsp of soy sauce
  • 2 stalks green onion, chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat up 1 Tbsp of cooking oil in a wok/pan over medium-high heat. Allow bacon fat to render. When bacon is slightly crispy, remove from wok (leave the oil in the pan)
  2. Scramble the eggs in the wok. I like to add just a dash of soy sauce just to give it some flavor. Remove from pan.
  3. Add another 1 Tbsp of oil to wok, then fry onions just till fragrant (about a minute), then add green peas and shrimp. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp!
  4. Add the rice, then the soy sauce (I use a squirt bottle and I "eyeball" the amount of soy sauce used). Add the bacon and the eggs back in to the wok and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Stir in the chopped green onion at the last minute.
  5. Enjoy!