Bacon Fried Rice

Who doesn’t love bacon? Our family certainly loves it! Growing up, I had rice for every meal. I mean EVERY meal. For breakfast, for lunch, for dinner, for dessert…even for snacks! I’ve had rice every which way possible. Fried, steamed, sticky, cake and even chocolate. That’s what happens when your mom raises you and she is 100% Filipina. I was so sick of rice by the time I was a teenager that I pretty much boycotted it in my early adult years. Then here comes our son and he LOVES rice. He would eat it every night if I would just make it! It took a long time but I am back to cooking rice more often. Recently, we went to a graduation party and they served fried rice. It was bacon fried rice. Seriously?!? Why haven’t I thought of this before? My mom has put everything into her fried rice: steak, chicken, shrimp, pork and even Spam. Not once in my 40+ years on Earth have I ever eaten bacon friend rice or even thought about adding bacon. Doh! It’s such an obvious meat to add especially when you consider that bacon grease can be substituted for some of the vegetable oil for a serious flavor boost! So of course I had to play around with our Easy Fried Rice recipe to come up with our version of Bacon Fried Rice.

Printable Recipe: Bacon Fried Rice

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease

  • 1/2 to 1 small onion, diced small (depending on your preference of how much onion you want)

  • 1 lb ground pork

  • 2-4 eggs (depending on your preference of how much egg you like in your Fried Rice)

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup frozen carrots & peas (optional)

  • 3 tablespoons of bacon grease

  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

  • 6 cups of fully cooked white rice

  • 6-8 strips of fully cooked bacon, sliced in thin sections

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Directions:

Add two tablespoons of bacon grease to a large frying pan. Sauté onions over low to medium heat.

Add ground pork and cook until pork is no longer pink. Remove cooked and crumbled pork from pan into a bowl. If adding peas and carrots, add them frozen now. In a medium bowl, add eggs, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Mix eggs with a whisk breaking the yolks. Add egg mix to the frying pan. Scramble eggs lightly. When the eggs are halfway cooked, add 3 tablespoons of bacon grease and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Quickly add the rice. Stir continuously until all the little pieces of rice are lightly coated in oil, separated and eggs are fully cooked. Add sliced bacon and cooked ground pork. Stir till well combined.

Add soy sauce and stir till well distributed into the rice. Serve warm.

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3 thoughts on “Bacon Fried Rice

  1. OMG! Just came across your blog. My mom (also 100% Filipina) used to make bacon fried rice for breakfast when I was a kid. Thanks for bringing up the memory.

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