Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

Bacon fried rice recipe

I am slightly obsessed with The Walking Dead on AMC. Very rarely do I get into a TV show (with the exception of The Real Housewives of (wherever) and maaaaybe The Bachelor/The Bachelorette (depending on the season)).  But my favorite is definitely The Walking Dead.

Anyway, my average Sunday when The Walking Dead is airing looks something like this:

  • Go grocery shopping
  • Spend the afternoon in the kitchen making dinner, dessert, and food for the week
  • Watch The Walking Dead with my bf while eating dinner
  • Watch The Talking Dead and eat dessert
  • Possibly watch The Walking Dead again (if it was an especially good episode)

This past week I made this de-licious bacon fried rice from Shutterbean. We both loved it. Because there are both bacon and eggs in it, it had an interesting breakfast-y taste to it. I topped mine generously with my new favorite sauce (Annie Chun’s Gochujan).

Bacon fried rice recipe

Rice-based recipes are generally pretty cheap. To save money, I bought a container of bacon from the grocery store salad bar. Most of the other ingredients were ones that I already had on hand. This was an exceptional meal that didn’t cost much money at all.

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Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 10 min

I used bacon from the grocery store salad bar instead of cooking my own. One small container full (about 1/2 cup) cost just 23 cents. If you can't find ready-cooked bacon like this at your grocery store, just prepare your own.


3 cups cooked rice (I used brown rice)
1/2 cup cooked chopped bacon
1/2 onion, chopped
4 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
4 green onions, chopped (reserve some for garnish)
1 cup frozen peas
3 eggs, beaten
2 carrots, grated
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Oil, for cooking


Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour in a couple tablespoons of cooking oil. Cook onions for a couple of minutes, until they begin to soften. Add garlic, ginger, green onions, peas, and carrots. Cook for a few more minutes until everything is heated. Remove from pan and set aside in a separate bowl.
Return frying pan to stovetop. Add a bit more oil, if needed. Cook rice until it becomes a bit crunchy, about 5 minutes. Move rice to the side and add beaten eggs. Once eggs are scrambled, add onion/pea mixture back to the pan. Mix everything together and cook for a couple more minutes. Add soy sauce and stir. Remove from heat and serve. Garnish with chopped green onion and sauce, if desired.

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8 Responses to “Bacon Fried Rice Recipe”

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    Kathy — March 20, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    I love making fried rice. We like anything with bacon so I’m sure this would be a hit in our house. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Haley replied: — March 20th, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

      For some reason, I always “forget” about fried rice – but I love it! I think now that I have it on my blog I’ll remember it for future reference :)

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    Karen Harris — March 20, 2013 @ 3:35 pm

    I’m a Housewives fan myself that can’t wait for Breaking Bad to start. It is just so much fun to tuck in with a plate of good food and your favorite show. I’m making this!

    Thank you so much for your vote Haley. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to show my recipe some love.

    • Haley replied: — March 23rd, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

      I agree, Karen! And BTW, I’m going to plan on making your bacon corncakes next weekend for my family. They seriously look & sound amazing!

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    Amanda — March 23, 2013 @ 1:43 am

    I got the book “Breakfast for Dinner” in January that had this recipe in it- this was one of the first things I made from it! So good!

    • Haley replied: — March 23rd, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

      Awesome – I’ll have to check it out. Breakfast for any meal is generally a good idea :)

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    Michelle — May 30, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

    This was so simple & easy!!
    I made it for my dad for breakfast and he thoroughly enjoyed it. I kept the bacon grease in the pan and used it to fry up the veggies. It was a hit!

    • Haley replied: — June 1st, 2014 @ 2:58 am

      So glad you and your dad liked it! I never thought of making it for breakfast, by the way. Sounds like a yummy way to start the day!

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