This easy Bacon Fried Rice recipe is basically a Thai fried rice, but with bacon. We don’t have a traditional fried rice recipe up on the blog yet, but this is what it would be for an authentic Thai fried rice, plus the traditional plate of sides.
Here, we just work it all in, and don’t include the fish sauce.
The Bacon and Egg Fried Rice Recipe
This bacon and egg fried rice is a health, family-friendly breakfast that will fill you up for a good part of your day with the healthy fats included. No soy, no vegetable oils, and no garlic even. We eat this one for breakfast.
But it can be enjoyed just as much as a lunch or dinner, even.
The bacon is cooked first, then added in again later on.
The iron skillet is what we have been using before ditching our previous wok which was way past its use-date. Unless it’s a good quality steel, cast iron is the safest choice of cookware to use in this PFAS era of history we live in. Learn more about this in our blog post, The Only Safe Non-Stick Pan Alternatives.
Here’s a picture of this Bacon and Egg Fried Rice Recipe’s ingredients:
- You’ll need to cook white rice beforehand. Once you have cooked white rice, ready to go, then you can proceed with this recipe.
- You can use white rice from the previous day that is still good, or newly cooked rice. You just need cooked rice in order to get to the cooking-the-bacon part.
- You’ll need a seasoned cast iron skillet.
- The vegetables being added to the bacon fried rice should be diced pretty small.
Below is the recipe!
Here’s how to make the bacon and egg fried rice.
Bacon Fried Rice Recipe (with Egg)
- 1 Cast iron skillet
- 1 Wood spatula
- 300 g bacon sliced
- 1 tbsp beef tallow or fat or oil of choice
- 1 whole carrot chopped
- 3 whole chives stalks, chopped
- 1 whole egg can add more
- 1 whole garlic diced
- 1 whole lime slice into wedges
- 10 whole mushrooms chopped
- 1 tbsp onion powder organic onion powder
- 1 tsp sea salt celtic sea salt best
- 0.5 whole white onion chopped
- 3 cups white rice pre-cooked
- Cook The Bacon FirstAfter your rice has been cooked, heat up your cast iron skillet to prepare it for placing the bacon on. Get the bacon fully cooked before removing.300 g bacon
- Add Garlic And TallowLeaving the bacon fat behind, add an additional spoonful of tallow along with the garlic (Leave a bit of garlic aside for adding in fresh at the end). Let the garlic cook in this skillet with the oil/fat, but don't let the fat burn. Once the flavor's been brought out of the garlic and it's well-browned, get the veggies in ASAP.1 whole garlic, 1 tbsp beef tallow
- Add The VegetablesAdd in the vegetables before your bacon grease starts to burn and once your garlic is browned. We used diced mushrooms, white onions and carrots and chives. Leave some chives to add on top fresh at the end.Stir consistently, ensuring these don't stick or start to burn. We want to keep things moving and juicy as once the carrot softens and has soaked up the good flavors from the bacon and garlic, it's time for the egg.1 whole carrot, 10 whole mushrooms, 0.5 whole white onion, 3 whole chives
- Add the Egg Add your egg (or eggs) in at this point. Crack the egg straight into the skillet using the grease that still remains. If it's too dry at this point you'll need to add more tallow before adding the egg in. View our video to see this part in detail. Whatever you do, don't burn the egg or anything in the skillet. Lower the heat if it's getting too dry. Or add in more fat/good oils to save it from burning in the meantime.1 whole egg
- Add the White RiceOnce the egg is cooked, so after about 30 seconds, add in the cooked white rice. Stir this all together for a minute. Once it's all well stirred-together, the toppings are added before the recipe is finished.3 cups white rice
- Add in the Flavorings and ToppingsSprinkle some of the fresh chopped garlic that was set aside right on top. Followed by some freshly chopped chives, then a pinch of salt along with a healthy wallop of onion powder.300 g bacon, 1 tbsp onion powder, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 whole garlic
- Optional, but almost not: LIMEA bacon fried rice doesn't NEED lime, but normally I must have some lime wedges with my Thai fried rice. However, bacon fried rice recipes would be the exception. That being said, this recipe still gets enhanced with a fresh squeeze of lime at the time of eating.1 whole lime
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