Bacon Fried Rice

Bacon Fried Rice - Rebekah and her Ramblings. Skip the takeout, make this instead! All the Chinese takeout flavors mixed with bacon! YESI want to see a show of hands of people that don’t like Chinese food. Anyone? Bueller? Good, because if I would’ve seen any hands raised, I would have thrown a fit. I love Chinese food and haven’t braved any new places in Waco yet – I’m scared nothing will live up to my favorite place in Cstat or the awesome places I’ve found in Bristol, CT or Austin. Take out can also be a little pricey and isn’t always super healthy. Since I’m all about counting calories and pinching pennies, I got to work on finding some homemade takeout recipes. This GEM is not likely found at most Chinese restaurants, but it will definitely be found on my table again REALLLLLLL SOON. Bacon. Fried rice. Fried eggs. Sauteed onions. All cooked in BACON GREASE. Um yes please. Also gluten free if you use gluten free soy sauce (be careful here!!)

Bacon Fried Rice

Bacon Fried Rice - Rebekah and her Ramblings. Skip the takeout, make this instead! All the Chinese takeout flavors mixed with bacon! YESServes: 2-3
Cook Time: 45 minutes               Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

What you need:

  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 6 pieces of bacon, chopped, uncooked
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, divided
  • 2 whole green onions, plus the whites of a 3rd, chopped

Directions:

Bacon Fried Rice - Rebekah and her Ramblings. Skip the takeout, make this instead! All the Chinese takeout flavors mixed with bacon! YES

  • Combine the rice and the vegetable broth in a medium pot. Bring to a boil over high and then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes or the rice is cooked and the liquid is gone. Always cook rice in broth for more flavor
  • Remove the rice and place in a small dish. Refrigerate for about an hour
  • When the rice is almost completely cooled, start cooking the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat
  • Continue cooking until the bacon is to your liking, but not crispy
  • Remove the bacon and drain the grease into a cup
  • Cook the onions and 1 tablespoon of bacon grease over medium heat until the onions are soft and start to brown – about 6 minutes. I like to pour the grease over the onions 🙂
  • Remove the onions and add about 2 tablespoons of baking grease to the skillet, raise the heat to high
  • Add the rice to the skillet and stir. Add another tablespoon of bacon grease if it gets too dry and the rice seems to be burning.  Cook for about 5 minutes or the rice is well coated and fried
  • Scramble 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of soy sauce in a bowl
  • Moving the rice to the side of the skillet, add the eggs. Scramble until cooked
  • Stir the cooked eggs and rice together well and then add the bacon, onions, green onions, and remaining soy sauce
  • Remove from the heat and devour 🙂

This recipe is adapted from Buns In My Oven.

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