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I am a former fat girl who still loves to feed my friends and family. I bake and cook most weekends, and I want to keep track of it all here.I hope you enjoy my recipes, I look forward to sharing my cooking blog with everyone!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fried rice

My uncle is Japanese Hawaiian and he taught my Mom how to make this fried rice. I love this stuff. I used to eat it by the barrel full. I pretty much use any excuse to make it.
I swear I would marry this fried rice if it were legal and I wasn't already married...
Ok that may be a little weird, but you'll see when you try it.

If you have a rice cooker then this is the easy part. 2 cups of rice into the cooker. If you don't have a rice cooker you can make it in the microwave if you have an 8 cup microwave safe bowl. Use the same measurements, cover with plastic wrap and nuke it for 20 minutes. You can also make it on the stove top I hear, but I honestly don't know how...

4 cups water. It's pretty much a 2 to 1 ratio. 2 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice.

Chop the bacon into 1/2 inch strips

Chop the green onions. I like the pieces fairly small, but this is really a taste thing, chop this stuff however you like.

Grate 1 carrot. You don't need to peel it first, but please wash it.

Dice 1 small red bell pepper, or half of a large one.

all the veggies ready to go. Those are frozen peas.
They kinda form a face...

Get your wok nice and hot, pour the sesame oil into the hot pan (missed picture number 1!)
Add the bacon. mmmm bacon...
Add the minced garlic
(missed pic number 2!)
The bacon adds a nice smokiness to the dish, but it doesn't make it taste all bacony.

The bacon should be done, but not crisp. See how the edges are a little browned? This is perfect.
Take the bacon out of the pan and set it aside.
(missed pic number 3!)

Now add the peas to the hot oil.

Carrots into the pool.

Peppers and onion are next.

Saute the veggies until they are crisp tender.

Now throw the bacon back in.
If you want eggs as well, scramble an egg in a separate pan, and add the egg when you add the bacon back in.

Loosen the rice from the rice cooker and toss that into the pan.

Pour the soy sauce over the rice.

Taste this now, if it needs a bit more seasoning add about 1/4 tsp sea salt.
Mix thoroughly. Not every bit of rice needs to have soy sauce on it.

Serve along with your favorite stir fry, Filipino BBQ, or all on its own.
Excuse me, I have to go eat all the rice now...

Ingredient list:

2 cups uncooked rice
4 cups water
1 bunch green onion chopped
1 small red bell pepper diced
1 carrot grated
1/4 pound bacon
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce (if regular soy sauce use 1/3 a cup)
1 scrambled egg

In a rice cooker add 2 cups rice and 4 cups water. Cook until done.
In a large pan or wok put the sesame oil, bacon and garlic. Cook until edges of bacon are browned. Bacon should be done, but not crisp. Once the bacon is done, remove it from the pan. Place all the veggies into the pan and saute until crisp tender. In another pan scramble an egg. Return the bacon and egg to the veggies. Add the cooked rice to the sauteed veggies. Pour soy sauce over rice. Mix over medium low heat until incorporated. Serve with your favorite Asian fare.

Makes 8 servings


  1. I was going to post this on Tuesday, but my best friend bossed me into posting it today!

  2. OOhh!!! So Yummy!! I am totally privileged to work with Becky and taste some of her nummy creations when she brings them into work. I'll have to make this for my honey sometime as it tasted just like restaurant fried rice!!

  3. That looks soo good. I really should not be reading your blog before lunch... :-)