Bacon fried rice recipe, from Cheap Recipe Blog. Probably the best fried rice you'll ever eat! Repin to save.

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, from Cheap Recipe Blog. Probably the best fried rice you'll ever eat! Repin to save.

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.

Try these similar recipes: Korean barbecue fried recipe or ring bologna and sweet corn fried rice.

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Bacon fried rice recipe

Bacon Fried Rice

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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 cold cooked rice (I used brown rice)
  • 1/2 cup cooked chopped bacon (purchase from the grocery store salad bar to save money)
  • 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 frying


  1. Place a large frying pan or wok 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.
  2. 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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