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If you like umami packed stir fried rice made with bits of tasty bacon and topped with a fresh fried egg, you found it. And it’s easy. This breakfast fried rice is GOOD stuff guys!
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!
Did you make this recipe? Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Breakfast Fried Rice
- For the easiest, no mess results, cook your bacon in the oven. I recommend placing it on a wire rack over a foil lined baking sheet and cooking it for 20-30 minutes in a 400F oven. The time will depend on the thickness of the bacon.
- Once your bacon is cooked, cut or crumble it into bite sized pieces for the rice.
- Beat the eggs in a small bowl.
- Heat a wok or a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon grease and heat for 10-20 seconds.
- Add the eggs and cook until they are about halfway cooked (they should still be slightly runny).
- Increase heat to medium high and add the rice, bacon and green onions. Toss to combine and cook for about 2 minutes.
- Quickly stir in the pepper and soy sauce, remove from heat and serve immediately.
- Using day old or fully cooled (refrigerated) rice provides the best results.
- Add chili oil or sriracha for some extra spice;
- Add in any vegetables you'd like such as diced peppers, peas, carrots, broccoli or onions. Add the vegetables in and stir fry them for 1-2 minutes before adding the rice.
- You can also add shrimp, chicken, beef, pork, tofu or sausage for a heartier meal. Stir fry the meat until cooked through and caramelized on the edges BEFORE you add the rice.
- Substitute brown ice, cauliflower rice, or jasmine rice for the white rice.
- Serve it with a few slices of fresh avocado.