Bacon Fried Rice
I normally like my fried rice with Spam—it's pretty much my guilty pleasure to add Spam to everything. In a pinch, I remembered I had some Farmer John bacon in my fridge from recipe testing a few days back, so I used it to fill my cravings. This is super easy to make, and the most important rule is to use day old rice to make your fried rice. In this case, it didn't really matter because I was using brown rice...but that's the golden rule!
- 5 strips bacon
- 1 cup brown rice
- 3 eggs
- 2 handfuls of baby spinach
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp dark soy sauce
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp cracked black pepper
- First, cook your bacon at medium-high heat (turn down to medium if you're getting a lot of oil splatter). I've been reserving the bacon fat in a mason jar, but you can dump the oil out...if you want.
- Take a spoonful of bacon fat and add it back to the pan. Turn back to medium-high heat and crack your eggs in and break the yolk. Let the eggs sit for a few seconds until the sides start looking cooked and then scramble up the eggs.
- Before the eggs are cooked, add in the spinach and the rice. Stir fry for a bit and then turn the heat to low.
- Crumble your bacon up into the pan and then add the soy sauces, salt, and pepper. Turn the heat back up a bit to cook off the liquid and keep stir frying the rice. Add salt to taste, but don't add more soy sauce or it will get too soft!