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Bacon Fried Rice

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish, Rice
Servings: 2
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil, dividied
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ a whole onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Siracha (optional)
  • 2 cups rice, cooked and cooled to room temperature

Instructions

  • In a large wok over medium heat cook the bacon until crisp, turning to evenly cook both sides. Transfer cooked bacon to a plate covered with a paper towel to drain.
  • Gently pour all but a thin coating of the bacon grease to a glass bowl to cool. (Leave a small amount of bacon grease in the wok to flavor the eggs and rice.) Add 1 Tablespoon of the vegetable oil and heat until you can feel the warmth of the pan if your hand is held about 6 inches over the pan. Crack the eggs gently into the oil and fry until the whites are cooked through. (I prepare these sunny-side up, but fry the eggs in any way you like.) When the eggs are cooked, transfer each one to its own plate for serving.
  • Add the final 1 Tablespoon of oil to the hot wok. Add the onion and saute until it softens, about 1 minute. Add the soy sauce, Siracha, and rice. Stir-fry the rice until it is evenly coated in soy sauce and begins to sizzle on the bottom of the pan. Crumble the bacon and add it to the rice, tossing to combine. Turn off the heat and spoon the fried rice evenly on the plates next to the cooked eggs. Serve immediately.

Notes

The finished dish benefits a great deal from the flavors that build in the pan as each component (bacon and egg) is cooked separately. Have all of the ingredients sitting on the counter before you begin, so that you can cook the rice fast and at high heat. Use a spatula to scrape up the blackened bits that gather on the bottom of the pan throughout cooking - they will add loads of flavor to the finished dish.