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  • Leftover rice
  • Bacon (purchased off the grocery store salad bar to save time and money)
  • Eggs
  • Peas and carrots

Because there are both bacon and eggs in it, this bacon fried rice has 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 affordable to make. 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

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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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