I don’t cook breakfast very often, however, it just seems right on Christmas morning. So when Christmas morning finally rolled around (wasn’t it just November?), I realized I had forgotten to buy everything I needed to make the breakfast I had been planning (which was not this). Improvisation was required. There was half a package of bacon left from the green beans and bacon I had made for a potluck at work, and some leftover white rice from the Chinese food we had ordered a couple days ago. So, breakfast fried rice it is! Since it turned out so delicious, I decided to share the recipe.
Fry the bacon in a non-stick skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove bacon, drain, and crumble into bite size pieces. Remove half the bacon grease from the skillet and set aside. Throw the leftover rice in the skillet and stir fry for a couple minutes until warm and separated. Add the green onions, soy sauce, white and black pepper and crumbled bacon. Stir fry until all ingredients until fully mixed in – be careful not to overcook or it will become mushy. Remove the rice to individual bowls (typically serves 2-3 people). Pour the reserved bacon grease back into the skillet and heat over medium heat. Cook three eggs, sunny side up, in the bacon grease. Lightly salt and pepper the eggs while cooking. Once done, place eggs on top of rice in individual bowls. Cook remaining three eggs and do the same.
Eggs can be cooked however you like them, but the runny yolks is what makes this recipe so good. If you’re looking for some spice, you can add some chili oil to the cooking process, or just add some Sriracha. I love Sriracha on dishes like this!
How did this recipe turn out? Did you make any modifications that improved the dish? What is your favorite kind of breakfast food?