This homemade bacon fried rice is even better than take out!
5 from 1 vote

Bacon Fried Rice

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 467 kcal

Forget your usual homemade fried recipe! This bacon fried rice is packed with amazing flavors and it's perfect for a weeknight meal!


  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon diced
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha or other favorite hot sauce
  • 2 green onions chopped


  1. Place the rice and water in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and continue cooking for 15 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated and the rice is mostly tender. Remove from the heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the rice in a large shallow dish such as a pie plate, and put in the refrigerator to cool for 1 hour.
  3. When the rice is cool, begin cooking the diced bacon over medium heat in a large, deep skillet. Cook bacon until cooked through, but still chewy and not too crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate.
  4. Drain the grease from the pan into a coffee cup, leaving 1 tablespoon of grease behind.
  5. Add the onions to the pan and cook over medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the carrots and peas and ginger to the pan and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  7. Add another tablespoon of bacon grease to the pan and heat until sizzling over high heat.
  8. Add the cold rice to the bacon grease and stir to coat. Continue cooking, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
  9. Push the rice to the side of the pan to make room for the eggs. Beat the eggs together in a small bowl with 1 teaspoon of soy sauce. Pour into the pan and stir to scramble.
  10. When the eggs are cooked through, stir into the rice. Return the vegetables and bacon to the pan. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and sriracha to the rice and stir to coat while cooking over high heat. Sprinkle the green onion over the top and remove from the heat.
  11. Taste and add more soy sauce or hot sauce as desired. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 467 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 1002mg44%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 3540IU71%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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