Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

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 this similar recipe: Korean barbecue fried recipe.

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Bacon Fried Rice
Yield: 4 servings

Bacon Fried Rice

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.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 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.

10 Responses to “Bacon Fried Rice Recipe”

  1. 1

    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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    Michel — May 5, 2017 @ 10:45 am

    The name of recipe Bacon Fried Rice sounds good as its taste!!

    I loved fried rice. You done a great job, by sharing this recipe with us. Its so yummy & thank you for sharing it.

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