Forget your usual homemade fried recipe! This bacon fried rice is packed with amazing flavors and it’s perfect for a weeknight meal!
So, I can imagine that everyone has that one recipe that they just find completely irresistible. Like, it’s so good that you almost don’t want it around because you know you won’t be able to stop yourself from eating it until you make yourself sick.
This recipe right here? It’s my one recipe. It’s freakin’ dangerous, you guys.
When I make this, I eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner until I finally run out altogether. It’s ridiculous and embarrassing, but it’s the truth. This is my kryptonite.
If you’ve never made homemade fried rice before, I promise you it’s easy. And if you’ve made it and were disappointed, I guarantee that’s not going to happen here!
One of the big tricks with fried rice is to start with cold cooked rice. I know…when you want fried rice, you don’t want to wait. But, trust me – it makes the rice so much more authentic tasting. It gets more of that chewiness that is so good in the take-out fried rice.
You don’t need any special equipment, just a large non-stick skillet!
This fried recipe recipe is seasoned to the max with lots of bacon, some veggies, and a teensy squirt of sriracha. You can leave out the sriracha if you truly dislike spice, but even just adding a little bit makes a big difference in flavor without adding too much spice. And, of course, if you love spice, go ahead and add extra! I’m on the wimpy side of spice tolerance, unfortunately. I want to be all tough, but I’m really just a crybaby.
This makes an excellent meal and will serve two people as a main dish or four as a side dish. If you make it as a main, I suggest serving it with some egg rolls or pot stickers. My sausage egg rolls would be particularly good with this and the dipping sauce would be great served over the rice, if you wanted a break from plain old soy sauce.