In a large skillet/wok/frying pan, cook bacon until nice and crispy (or to your liking). Transfer it onto a plate lined with paper kitchen towel. Remove any leftover fat from the pan and clean it using a paper kitchen towel (see note 5).
Pour about a tablespoon of sesame oil in and add finely diced carrot and frozen peas. Cook these for about 5 minutes, stirring from time to time. After 5 minutes, pour in ½ cup of water and let them cook until the water has evaporated, and the carrots are soft. When ready, remove from the pan.
In the same skillet/pan, scramble the eggs (use little oil, if needed). Transfer them to a bowl.
Add the remaining sesame oil as well as cooked rice. Fry for a few minutes before adding soy sauce and salt and pepper. Stir well. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined.
Serve with anything you like!
You can use bacon strips and cut them into small pieces or use pancetta cubes, if you like. Alternatively, you can also use ready-cooked bacon and omit step one.
Frozen carrot can be substituted for fresh carrot. If you use frozen carrots, you will probably need less time to cook them than fresh ones.
1 cup of uncooked long grain rice yields about 3 cups cooked rice. You can use basmati or jasmine rice, white or brown – anything you like.
Low-sodium soy sauce can be substituted with regular soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce, but keep in mind that you might only need a little salt or none at all to season the rice.
You can use the bacon fat later on for frying the veggies and rice, if you like. If you do, you won’t need any sesame oil at all.
For more tips, serving suggestions and optional add-ons or if in doubt, I recommend reading the full post above this recipe card.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Keyword: Fried Rice with Bacon
Bacon Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 493Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Vitamin A 1954IU39%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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