Bacon Fried Rice (One Pot)
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Quick and easy bacon fried rice recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop. Loaded with crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, frozen vegetables. This 30 minute meal is better than Chinese takeout.
If you like my one pot rice meals such as this Sausage and Rice (One Pot) or this Chicken and Rice (One Pot)or this Cauliflower Fried Rice (One Pot), you are going to adore today’s bacon egg fried rice.
How to make homemade bacon fried rice?
- Cook bacon and keep aside.
- Heat bacon fat and sesame oil.
- Saute vegetables.
- Scramble eggs and mix it with the veggies.
- Mix in rice, soy sauce, Sriracha sauce, cooked bacon, salt, pepper.
- Garnish and you are done.
What sides to serve with easy bacon fried rice recipe?
Typically, it’s served with Asian flavored chicken and gravy. Here are some of of my family favorites:
- Sweet and Spicy Chicken (One Pot)
- Honey Sesame Chicken (One Pot)
- Black Pepper Chicken (One Pot)
- Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
- Chicken and Broccoli (One Pot)
- Honey Garlic Chicken (One Pan)
- Honey Sriracha Sesame Tofu (One Pot)
- Cashew Chicken (One Pot)
- Easy Pineapple Chicken (One Pot)
If you want to add a salad to this meal, try this Asian Cucumber Salad (One Bowl) because it works very well and compliments the whole meal.
Tips and Techniques
Adjust amount of seasonings– This is entirely a personal preference. Add more or less of whatever you like/dislike.
Use nonstick pot or pan- Because this prevents sticking and burning.
What type of bacon to use? You can use turkey bacon for a healthier alternative or veggie bacon for vegetarians. The best flavor obviously comes from real bacon.
What rice to use for fried rice? It can be brown, jasmine or even basmati. Medium or long grain rice is best. Remember that you need to use boiled/cooked rice. It should be chilled and a little stale. That’s why leftovers and a day old rice work best because they hold their shape and stay separate and don’t clump together, when stir-fried.
Can you freeze fried rice? No, because the texture changes when it thaws and also the bacon is no longer crisp.
Garnish options- Green onions is the best but you can also toss some finely chopped cilantro or toss some roasted sesame seeds.
Don’t omit sesame oil- Even though you can replace it with vegetable oil or olive oil, that small quantity of sesame oil adds A LOT of flavor!
Don’t discard bacon fat– Because it adds so much flavor to the overall dish.
Fresh or frozen vegetables can be used– I prefer frozen because it’s convenient, washed, sliced/chopped and cooks faster too.
Bacon chicken fried rice– Saute small cubes of chicken and mix that into the rice in the end.
Bacon shrimp fried rice- Saute some shrimp and mix that into the rice at the end.
Make it Hawaiian- Add 1/2 cup of sliced pineapples and some red chili flakes to give it a wonderful sweet and spicy flavor.
Add kimchi– Stir fry about 2 tablespoons of it, along with the vegetables. Add more or less, based on your preference. Some people also add a little kimchi juice to really enhance that tangy flavor.
Other One Pot Bacon Recipes
- Green Beans with Bacon (One Pan)
- Bacon Wrapped Smokies (One Pan)
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta (One Pot)
- Fried Cabbage With Bacon (One Pot)
- Bacon Pasta (One Pot)
- Colcannon with Bacon (One Pot)
One Pot Bacon Fried Rice
- 1/2 cup Bacon, Roughly chopped
- 1 tsp Sesame oil
- 1/2 cup Onion, Finely chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic, Finely minced
- 1 cup Frozen vegetables, Combination of peas, carrots, corn, green beans
- 3 Eggs, Lightly beaten
- 3.5 cups Jasmine or white rice, Cooked, Day old is best
- 3 tbsp Soy sauce
- 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
- Salt , To taste
- Pepper, To taste
- Heat a nonstick pot over medium high heat.
- Add bacon and cook for a few minutes until crisp. Remove bacon from pot and keep aside. Crumble it when it cools down a bit. Don’t throw away the bacon fat.
- In the same pot with bacon fat, add sesame oil, onion, garlic, frozen vegetables and saute for a few minutes until they are tender.
- Push these vegetables to one side of the pot and add eggs.
- Scramble them until fully cooked.
- Mix them together with the veggies.
- Add boiled rice, cooked bacon, soy sauce, Sriracha sauce, salt, pepper and mix everything together.
- Garnish with some more cooked bacon and lots of green onions. Enjoy!
- Read all my tips above.
- Tastes best when served immediately but leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Happy cooking everyone!