NOT ā€“ Breakfast Fried Rice

Serves 2-3
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
By author Rachel Paris
Asian Fried Rice with bacon and an egg that is eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The rice is seasoned and the egg yolk in mixed into the rice after the dish is plated.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green onions (optional)
  • 2-3 cups day old long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons reserved bacon fat
  • 8 thin slices bacon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste

Note

This fried rice dish can be eaten anytime, but I grew-up eating it for breakfast on the weekends. It's probably a more unique breakfast dish to most that began in my grandmother's kitchen and later fell into my mother's regular breakfast repertoire. As kids, we had a lot of sleep overs on Friday nights and fried rice was most likely being served on Saturday morning. We were always concerned that our friends would not like the Saturday morning breakfast dish as much as we did, but everyone love it. Not exactly the low in fat, with the rice cooked in reserved rendered bacon fat along with the fried egg, but I now treat this breakfast dish as a "special" breakfast,  made only every two months or so when we have white rice left-overs. I hope you like this breakfast as much a I still do.

Directions

Step 1 Heat a heavy bottomed skillet to medium low and slowly cook bacon to desired firmness; remove bacon from pan and pat dry to absorb as much oil as possible. Cut or tear bacon into bit size pieces. Set-aside.
Step 2 Remove bacon grease from pan, reserving 2 tablespoons. Heat bacon oil to medium high and add the diced onions. Cook until translucent. Add the garlic and saute for about 1minute.
Step 3 Add the rice and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Fold in the bacon to the rice. Taste to determine if additional salt or pepper is needed. Set-aside.
Step 4 In a non-stick pan, if available, add one tablespoon to the pan and heat to medium-high. Add the eggs, season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the pan with a lid and cook until yolk is just turned opaque.
Step 5 Plate the desired amount of rice on a plate and place the coked egg on top of the rice.
Step 6 Top with finely diced green onion.
Step 7 Cut into the egg and mix the yolk into the rice and mix thoroughly.
Step 8 Add additional seasoning (salt and pepper) if needed.
Step 9
Hmmm.

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