Bacon Fried Rice

Fried Rice

Servings: 6
Author: John MacDowall


  • 3 c water
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 c long grain rice
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 Garlic crushed
  • 2 tsp Ginger root grated
  • 8 oz pork cut into thin strips
  • 8 oz cooked cleaned shrimp
  • 8 Green onions finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  • One day before: Boil water in 3-quart saucepan. Add salt and rice. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer until tender about 20 minutes.
  • Cook bacon and remove from wok. Make 3 thin omelets by frying 1/3 of eggs at a time in drippings. Roll up and cut into thin strips. Adjust oil to about 2 T. Stir-fry ginger and garlic over medium-high heat 1 minute. Stir in rice. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, cook and stir until hot throughout. Add soy sauce for a nice color and flavor.

Learn to make fried rice at home. It’s much better than the crap they push off on you at a Chinese restaurant. Lots of fresh ingredients and a little bit of care will make a delicious dish, not someone else’s leftovers in a little white cardboard box.

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About John MacDowall

I was born in Poughkeepsie, NY. We moved to a farm during middle school where I learned about raising animals and growing food. Now, I live in the affluent suburbs of Washington, DC and wonder why people eat the way they do.

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