Fried rice is a huge time-saver especially if you have rice leftover from yesterday’s meal. Make a sizzling batch of fried rice jam-packed with budget-friendly frozen veggies and flavorful bacon bits. This one-skillet recipe is easy and clean up is a breeze.
Ingredients for servings
6 cup cooked brown rice certified gluten-free if necessary
6 strips bacon, chopped
4 cup frozen mixed vegetable medley, thawed
3 garlic cloves, minced
1.5 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon educed-sodium soy sauce certified gluten-free if necessary
4 large eggs, beaten 50 grams each
Hot sauce, to taste
Easy Fried Rice–With Bacon!
Prepare brown rice according to package instructions. Approximately 2 cups uncooked brown rice will yield 6 cups of cooked rice. Set cooked rice aside.
Purchase pre-cooked frozen brown rice, and thaw in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook for 5-7 minutes until bacon is crispy. Remove the bacon bits from pan and set aside.
To the same skillet, add frozen vegetables, garlic and ginger powder, and stir-fry in the bacon grease. Allow vegetables to cook for 3-5 minutes until tender. Then, add the rice and soy sauce, and stir-fry for another 3-5 minutes.
Push the rice to the sides of the skillet to make a large well. Pour the eggs into the well and scramble. When the scrambled eggs are fully cooked, turn the heat up to high and stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes allowing the fried rice to sizzle.
Fold in the bacon bits, and add hot sauce to the your desired level of spiciness.