An easy bacon fried rice recipe, perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Quick to whip up and packed with flavor! A great way to use up leftovers too. EASY - This is an easy recipe. Perfect for beginners. Very versatile and a great way to use up leftover rice as well. Feel free to adjust ingredients and amounts to your taste.
1tbspcrushed chili flakesadd more or less depending on preference
300gcooked, day old riceabout 1 ½ - 2 cups, preferably jasmine rice
2tbspsoy saucemore to taste
Wateramount will vary
2tspsesame oil to drizzle
Roasted peanuts to top
Chili garlic fried egg
1tspcrushed chili flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Bacon fried rice
Slice the spring onions, and separate the white and light green parts from the green parts. You should get a generous ½ cup of sliced spring onions, but you can use less or more depending on preference.
Slice the bacon into strips.
Have all the ingredients prepped and ready to go.
Heat a non stick pan over medium - medium high heat. When the pan is hot, place the bacon in the pan and cook until the edges turn crispy. There should be at least 2 tbsp of bacon fat rendered from the strips. If there is too much fat, remove some so that you're left with only about 2 tbsp. If there isn’t enough, add enough vegetable oil (up to 1 ½ tbsp).
When the bacon turns crispy, add the garlic, white parts of the spring onions, brown sugar, salt and chili flakes.
Saute for about 1 minute (or less) to let the garlic soften, but not burn.
Add the rice and 2 tbsp of soy sauce, and stir to combine. Make sure to break up any rice lumps using a spatula.
Sprinkle about 2 tbsp of water to allow the seasoning to mix with the rice properly.
Stir fry the rice until the rice softens and mixes well with all the ingredients. Taste and add more soy sauce if needed. Add the green parts of the spring onions and toss to combine while the rice is hot.
Divide the rice into two bowls (2 generous portions) and drizzle 1 tsp of sesame oil over each of the hot rice in the bowls.
Top with the fried eggs and roasted peanuts. Optional - add some chili paste. Serve.
Chili garlic fried egg
Heat a small non stick pan over medium high heat. Add a generous amount of oil (vegetable, canola or peanut oil) and add the garlic. When the oil heats up (before the garlic burns), add the chili flakes and crack the eggs into the pan (keeping them separated from each other).
Spoon the hot garlic chili oil over the whites of the eggs until the whites are set and you get crispy edges on the cooked eggs.
Sprinkle salt over the eggs. Transfer the eggs to the rice bowls with a spatula. Serve immediately.