Asian Style Bacon and Egg Fried Rice Recipes

bacon and egg fried rice

Quick and Easy Chinese Recipes for Delicious Fried Rice in 10 mins or less! Plus great tips that will help you succeed on the first try.

Hands-on Time: 10 min. Total Time: 10 min.

SHORT VERSION:

Chop Bacon (3 strips), Scallion (1 stalk), Shallot (half) into small pieces. In a skillet, high heat, stir-fry bacon + Shallot + peeled Garlic until lightly brown (~ 1 to 2 min). Turn heat to medium, add eggs (2), scramble with all the ingredients, and then add rice (overnight in fridge, 1 Cup, ~ 0.5 lb). Stir to mix for ~ 2 to 3 min. Add water (1T) from the side, stir and flip rice to mix everything loosely. Add salt to taste. Add (optional) scallion and (optional) butter right before turning off heat. Done!

INTRO:

Everyone Loves Fried Rice! Everyone Loves Bacon! So why not combine them to make delicious fried rice? Although we don’t usually associate bacon with Chinese food, but it’s actually a great ingredient to use, particularly for BBQ or Stir-Fried related dishes. Here I am sharing a very easy fried rice recipe that I grew up with. This is not a common Chinese fried rice recipes, but it’s surely delicious.

Just to point out a few major differences:

1. I like to use short grain rice (sweet, sticky) as opposed to the usual long to medium grain rice.

2. Cook the fried rice under medium heat. Most recipes calls for high heat quick stir-fry, but I find that greatly increase the risk of overcooking the rice. Medium heat and stir frequently will work just great!

3. I like to just add whole egg and scramble all the ingredients together, save the effort to beat eggs. Some recipes uses only yolk and emphasize on coating the rice with eggs thoroughly and evenly, but I like the keep the texture of eggs.

TIP:

Tip.1

Cook rice the night before and store in the fridge to remove excess moisture. This is particularly helpful for the more sticky short grain rice (i.e. Japanese and Korean rice)

Tip.2

When stir-fry rice, cook over medium heat and mix through “flip”, “push”, and light press. Avoid “chopping” motion.

Tip.3

Add water (~ 1T) when stir-frying rice to add some moisture, to help to bring flavors together, and to help “loosen” the rice for better consistence and texture.

Going the Extra Mile (G.E.M.) the small steps to take you dish to the next level

G.E.M.1

Add crushed black pepper and Scallion to add pungent aroma and color in presentation

G.E.M.2

Add butter (1T) before turning off the heat to add richness and great aroma.

G.E.M.3

Add mixed vegetables (carrot, peas, corns, etc. Easiest way is to use frozen mixed vegetable pack) to Fried rice to add color variation and nutrition.

COOKWARE:

  1. Skillet (~ 8 to 10”, deeper skillet or wok is more suitable for fried rice)
  2. Knife
  3. Cutting board
  4. Measuring spoons

INGREDIENTS:

bacon and egg fried rice ingred

Protein:

  • Bacon – 3 strips
  • Egg – 2

Vegetable:

  • Shallot or Onion – half.
  • Garlic gloves – 3 to 4
  • (optional G.E.M.1) Scallion – 2 stalks

Sauce/condiments/Spices:

Units: t = teaspoon, T = tablespoon.

*note* relative ratio is more important the absolute amount.

  • Salt + Black Pepper ~ 1 pinch each; adjust to your desire saltiness.
  • Water – 1 T
  • (optional G.E.M.2) Butter – 1 T

BEFORE COOKING:

bacon and egg fried rice ingred

Prep.1

Chop bacon (3 strips) in smaller pieces (whatever size you like). Tired of cutting bacon in smaller pieces? Roll up and/or stack the bacon to reduce the number of cuts (~ 20 cuts down to 3 to 4 cuts.)

Prep.2

Peel skin off garlic. See how here.

Prep.3

Chop shallot and scallion into small pieces.

COOKING STEPS:

bacon and egg fried rice

Cooking.1

In a skillet, high heat, add bacon bites, add garlic and chopped shallot after ~ 30s.

Cooking.2

Add eggs (no need to beat eggs) after shallot are lightly brown (~ 1min). Scramble to mix everything (~ 1 to 2 min).

Cooking.3

bacon and egg fried rice

Turn heat to medium, add rice + (optional G.E.M.3) frozen mixed vegetables. Flip, push, and stir, to mix rice with the rest of the ingredients. Avoid “chopping” like motion; this might damage the texture of the fried rice.

Cooking.4

Add water (1T), continue to stir until rice is loose and reach a uniform mixture, add salt to taste (~ 1t, adjust to your preference and salty level of the bacon.)

(Optional) G.E.M.1

bacon and egg fried rice

Add chopped scallion + black pepper. Black pepper can be added at any step.

(Optional) G.E.M.2

bacon and egg fried rice

Add butter (1T).

Turn heat off and It’s ready to serve!

bacon and egg fried rice

bacon and egg fried rice

 
Asian Style Bacon and Egg Fried Rice Recipes
Quick and Easy Chinese Recipes for Delicious Fried Rice in 10 mins or less! Plus great tips that will help you succeed on the first try
Author:
Cuisine: Chinese, Taiwanese, Asian
Recipe type: Chinese, Taiwanese, Fried Rice, Stir-Fry, Quick and Easy
Serves: 2
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • Bacon – 3 strips
  • Egg - 2
  • Shallot or Onion – half.
  • Garlic gloves – 3 to 4
  • (optional G.E.M.1) Scallion – 2 stalks
  • Salt + Black Pepper ~ 1 pinch each; adjust to your desire saltiness.
  • Water – 1 T
  • (optional G.E.M.2) Butter – 1 T
Instructions
  1. Chop bacon (3 strips) in smaller pieces (whatever size you like). Tired of cutting bacon in smaller pieces? Roll up and/or stack the bacon to reduce the number of cuts (~ 20 cuts down to 3 to 4 cuts.)
  2. Peel skin off garlic. See how here.
  3. Chop shallot and scallion into small pieces.
  4. In a skillet, high heat, add bacon bites, add garlic and chopped shallot after ~ 30s.
  5. Add eggs (no need to beat eggs) after shallot are lightly brown (~ 1min). Scramble to mix everything (~ 1 to 2 min).
  6. Turn heat to medium, add rice. Flip, push, and stir, to mix rice with the rest of the ingredients. Avoid “chopping” like motion; this might damage the texture of the fried rice.
  7. Add water (1T), continue to stir until rice is loose and reach a uniform mixture, add salt to taste (~ 1t, adjust to your preference and salty level of the bacon.)
  8. (Optional) Add chopped scallion + black pepper. Black pepper can be added at any step.
  9. (Optional) Add butter (1T).
Notes
Cook rice the night before and store in the fridge to remove excess moisture. This is particularly helpful for the more sticky short grain rice (i.e. Japanese and Korean rice)
When stir-fry rice, cook over medium heat and mix through “flip”, “push”, and light press. Avoid “chopping” motion.
Add water (~ 1T) when stir-frying rice to add some moisture, to help to bring flavors together, and to help “loosen” the rice for better consistence and texture.
Add crushed black pepper and Scallion to add pungent aroma and color in presentation
Add butter (1T) before turning off the heat to add richness and great aroma.

 

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