Yes, you read that right… bacon fried rice! I love cooking food as much as I love eating. I’ve learned to be very creative with my recipes because of the food allergy challenges we face. I make up recipes all the time and they usually turn out okay. Unless it involved Quinoa… I have a love/hate relationship with it!
We love fried rice and it’s become a big staple in our diet. Making fried rice is very easy and it’s very forgiving and versatile. It is hard to mess up fried rice once you know how to make it. My fried rice has been modified to be allergy friendly (no eggs, milk and can be made wheat/pork free!) and you won’t find this at any restaurant.
Bacon Fried Rice
- 3 cups of cooked short grain rice
- ½ lb of bacon (or more if you want it to be bacontastic! I often use a whole package! This works well with turkey, veggie or beef bacon)
- ½ white onion (I prefer sweet onion but yellow will work as well)
- 1 cup of frozen or fresh mixed veggies (yanno the kind in the small chunks and it makes me wonder how carrots get to be perfectly square like that!)
- Soy sauce (tamari or wheat free soy sauce)
Step 1 -
Start cooking your rice. Some people have a rice pot and some people cook it on the stovetop. Cut/chop the bacon into chunks and cook them on medium heat. Keep an eye on them and make sure they don’t burn.
Step 2 -
While the bacon and rice are cooking dice up the onion. When the bacon is nice and crispy add the onions to the pan with one tablespoon of soy sauce (or tamari/wheat free soy sauce).
This is where you decide how much you love bacon grease. You can drain the bacon grease or you can keep it in. I don’t add oil to this dish because… well… bacon is oily enough. Nope, I do not drain the bacon grease! Bad… but sooo good!
Stir often and do not let it burn! NO BACON WASTE!
Step 3 -
When the onions are caramelized and delicious looking add the frozen/fresh veggies. Stir, make sure it doesn’t burn and keep the heat on medium.
Step 4 -
Drool a little bit over all the delicious flavors but keep your drool out of the food! Add the cooked short grain rice when the frozen veggies are soft but not soggy. Add another tablespoon of soy sauce if you want it really soysaucy (Yeah, I make up words).
Stir this mixture of deliciousness for a minute or so until it looks like this…
Enjoy your bacon fried rice!
About Leila DontSpeakWhinese
Leila, aka The Ninja, is the advocate for all things not whining. Parenting is fun when everyone stops b*tching! She is a single Mom with two amazing kids. They ninja kick through life together. Oh and she is a total jackass.