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!