This Bacon and Eggs Fried Rice is quick, easy and affordable, perfect for busy weeknights or cheap eats when money is a little tight.
Course Main Course
Keyword easy dinner recipes, fried rice
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
White rice 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
1cupLong Grain Uncooked Rice
12ouncesBaconchopped and cooked crispy (3 tablespoons bacon drippings reserved)
2Large Garlic Clovesgrated or finely minced
¼cupLow-Sodium Soy Sauceplus 1-2 tablespoons if needed
3-4tablespoonsGreen Onionfinely sliced
Cook the white rice
Bring the water to a boil over high heat. When the water is boiling vigorously, add the rice and 1 teaspoon of salt, stir.
Lower the heat to medium and boil, uncovered, until most of the water has cooked out and you can see the rice on the surface, approximately 5-7 minutes.
Stir the rice, lower the heat to low and cover. Cook the rice on low for about 25 minutes until done.
Uncover the rice, fluff with a fork and set aside. Once it has cooled some, refrigerate until cold and firm.
Cook the bacon
Chop or cut the bacon into roughly 1 inch pieces. Fry the bacon over medium to heat, in a large wok or large, deep skillet, stirring frequently. This should take about 12-15 minutes.
Reserve about 3 tablespoons or so of the bacon drippings.
Wash the wok or skillet (or use a different one). Dry thoroughly.
Scramble the eggs
Beat the eggs in a medium bowl. Heat 1 teaspoon of the reserved bacon drippings in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook the eggs while stirring with a wooden spoon or spatula until they’re cooked through. Remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.
Make the bacon and eggs fried rice
Heat 2-3 tablespoons of the reserved bacon drippings in a large wok or deep, non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. When the oil is hot, but not smoking, add the garlic and ginger powder, stir well to combine. Cook 15-30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Raise the heat to medium and immediately, add the cooked white rice, bean sprouts and eggs, give everything a good stir.
Add in ¼ cup of soy sauce while stirring constantly to coat the ingredients completely. Lower the heat to medium-low and continue stirring. Check the color and taste the fried rice, add a little more soy sauce, if needed.
Finally, sprinkle in the reserved bacon and green onions and continue stirring until everything has come together.
Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 10 minutes, to warm through and to let the flavors come together.
For the best fried rice, refrigerate the rice until completely cold and firm, or use leftover rice.