Bacon-and-Egg Rice

The Friday we cooked Fried Rice in my class I left school and ran errands.  I wonder what went through the minds of those that passed me in the aisle at Publix.  I’m sure they thought that I worked at some local Chinese restaurant or that I was too cheap to buy real perfume and just dabbed a lot of soy sauce behind my ear.  I am not kidding you when I say that I had to roll the windows down in my car on the way home because the odor permeated every pore of my body.  Just imagine 24 kitchens using sesame oil with a clove of garlic, ginger, onions, and soy sauce.  The entire school smelled like a Chinese Wok by noon and we have a large school.  This was a first, I had students checking out to go home and change clothes.  The odor lingered in my room for weeks!  Was the food good?  Yes, it was, but I do need a much better ventilation system.  Two large windows just does not cut it.

Fried rice is easy to prepare, especially if you have leftover rice.  I cringe as I type this – in class we used instant rice.  It worked OK, but I don’t like using it.   It is too sticky.  But you do what you have to do in a 45 minute class period.  My students put together an awesome Fried Rice that anyone can do.

  • Cook a box of instant rice.
  • After the water is absorbed add a small bag of frozen baby green peas.  Let them sit while you cook everything else.
  • Saute a small minced onion, 1 clove of garlic, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of minced ginger in a couple of teaspoons of sesame oil.  (  Keep ginger in your freezer for quick use)
  • You can add other vegetables for example 1/2 bell pepper, couple of stalks of celery, or  sliced water chestnuts.
  • Scramble 3 eggs in a teflon skillet.
  • Mix rice, vegetables, and eggs.
  • Add about 1/4 cup soy sauce.
  • Enjoy!

That is a pretty basic recipe for fried rice that can be done quickly.  At home here is what I did for my family.  It is really good and very easy.  I am sure that you have most of the ingredients at your disposal right now.  Here is your next go to dinner when you are in a pinch for time!  I added sauteed spinach and it is absolutely delicious!

Bacon-and -Egg Rice  adapted from Gourmet Quick

Yield: 3-4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of long grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 slices bacon cut into crosswise 1/2 inch strips
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion, about 1/2 cup finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

Directions:

  1. Bring water to a bowl in a medium saucepan.
  2. Place rice in boiling water.  Stir.
  3. When water comes back to a boil turn the heat to simmer.  Cover with a lid.  Cook for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
  4. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Gently stir rice from top to bottom with a rubber spatula.
  6. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp and golden.  About 6 minutes.
  7. Drain bacon in a strainer.  Save drippings.
  8. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings back in the skillet and saute finely chopped onion until pale golden.  Remove from heat.
  9. Whisk together eggs with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  10. In a teflon coated skillet heat over medium heat 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil.  Pour eggs into the hot skillet and push with a rubber scraper until set.  Remove from heat.
  11. Into the skillet  with the onions add eggs, rice, bacon, green onions, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
  12. Stir and enjoy.
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74 responses to “Bacon-and-Egg Rice

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  2. Grayling 3rd

    I learned from this lab that you have to let all the water absorb when cooking the rice.

  3. Tyler Shaw 3rd

    i dont like rice very much but all the thing mixed in with it made it really good

  4. hailey 3rd

    i learned that the rice is better with soy sauce.

  5. Sydnee 3rd

    I learned that you can cook eggs in a skillet with other things in the pan too.

  6. Kayla Williams

    I learned that you let the rice absorb all of the water.

  7. Noel

    I’ve never had rice until we made this, and i found out that i actually enjoy it. i was very skeptical about the eggs though.

  8. Ashton- 1st Period

    I learned that when cooking with ginger, onions, garlic, and sesame oil, you should work in a well ventillated kitchen.

  9. astrid 1st period

    we never got to try this lab but it looks really good.

  10. Destiny Williams 1st

    I’ve never tasted this but it seems like an interesting entree. The bacon seems like it may add a robust flavor to the rice.

  11. haley

    I learned that the fried rice is very easy to cook! All of the vegetables tasted great together!

  12. Jackie

    I learned that you can saute onions in bacon drippings.

  13. cory m

    i smelled weird the whole day. other than that i thought it was good and i learned how to chop onions

  14. Evan Foerster

    Besides the smell of onion being my new cologne, the rice was a good meal and had it’s fair share of ingredients and flavors.

  15. wayne rhodes 1st

    i learned that the eggs are a large part of the mixture

  16. Ivry Mills

    I have learned that you saute the onions with bacon dripping.

  17. Olivia Walker

    I learned the key to making a great fried rice is all the wonderful vegetables that make all the flavors pop.

  18. Hayley

    I learned that you can add other vegetables for more flavor. I also could tell that adding ginger gives the rice a lot more flavor.

  19. britnee

    i have eaten fried rice many times. but never with all the extra added ingredients we put in like the eggs and bell peppers. that was all new for me but it tasted great and i loved it

  20. andrea brown 2nd period

    i learned that the more you put the better it is

  21. Angel

    I learned that you can make fried rice with instant rice.

  22. kaleigh k.

    fried rice is easy to make and is a great way to use left over rice.

  23. paige sutton

    I learned that ginger can add more spice to something, even if it doesn’t go with the thing begin made.

  24. Courtney Thompson

    I learned that you can make fried rice using instant rice, so you dont have to ever wait for it to boil.

  25. Brittany

    i learned that you have to let the rice absorb the water.

  26. Jada

    i didnt know you could put bacon and rice and it taste very good

  27. Hector Melara

    i learned that it is easy to cook

  28. Jude Thornton

    I learned that garlic, soy sauce, and ginger are all very strong tasting, and very strong smelling.

  29. brianna

    these were good! i learned that you boil water then you pour the rice in afterwards!

  30. Austin Cunningham

    I learned that there are alot of vegetables that taste good in fried rice

  31. Courtney Vasquez

    I learned that garlic has a very strong smell, and it will leave your hands smelling really mad all day.

  32. Morgan Woods

    I learned that you can make fried rice with instant rice.

  33. Tiffany

    I learned you have to let all the water absorb when cooking the rice.

  34. Catie Mullinax 3rd

    I learned that you let the rice absorb all of the water.

  35. frederick welch

    From this lab i learned that too much soy sauce will make the rice taste disgusting

  36. mallory

    i learned that adding vegtables adds more flavor.

  37. Brittany Collins

    I learned that adding vegetables isn’t so bad after all.

  38. Trey Irving

    I have learned how to be just as good as the Chinese restaurant with the fried rice

  39. Beth B

    I learned that you can cook different ingredients in the skillet together.

  40. mary depaola

    i learned that you have to let the rice absorb all the water

  41. Tyra Alston

    I learned that by adding garlic, ginger, and soy sauce to the rice not only has a strong smell but makes it have a very great taste.

  42. Whitney Hobbs

    After reading, I learned that after the water is absorbed you add a small bag of frozen baby green peas and let them sit while you cook everything else.

  43. nikki

    i learned that the cooked rice will cook the frozen peas.

  44. nicholaspaul4thperiod

    i learned that this is an easy fast and simple meal to make.

  45. Melijah Mason

    I learned that you can put bacon in fried rice I would have never thought that.

  46. Rebecca Davenport

    I learned that you can saute the onions with bacon drippings.

  47. Jorman Gonzalez

    i found this entree very delicouse, i would love to make this while i am at home day

  48. olivia4th

    i learned that a little bit of ginger goes a long way!!

  49. morgan barnwell 4th

    too much water can leave your rice soupy.

  50. audrey carroll

    i learned you mix your rice, vegetables, and eggs

  51. morgan

    i learned how to make rice

  52. Tahir

    i learned when exactly i should mix in the peas.

  53. ashley cunningham

    i learned that there are alot of vegetables you can put in fried rice and it tastes very good.

  54. jamile holmes

    I learned that if you cook the rice to long it will be very sticky

  55. Raenah B. 4th

    I Learned that you drain the bacon in a strainer and save the drippings.

  56. maeghan d

    i learned that it contains eggs and that the rice absorbs the water but dont let it cook to long or it will become sticky

  57. Cole Small

    i learned that this is an easy fast and simple meal to make.

  58. Jared Miller 4th period

    i learned that you can use instant rice from a box instead of regular rice.

  59. Avondre

    I like how you used the baking drippings to saute the onion

  60. darien1st

    I learned that Asian sesame oil and Soy sauce can be used in alot of recipes

  61. Katherine Lackey

    I learned that you can make fried rice from instant rice, and its still taste normal!

  62. janasia spruill

    i learned that fried rice is easy to cook and the vegetables added have a strong scent.

  63. Jessica Shearer 2nd

    I learned that when you cook the rice you should let it absorb all of the water when it is done cooking.

  64. Jada Hunt

    I learneed that freied can taste good with almost anything in it. As long as it is properly cooked.

  65. arkell evans

    : I learned that rice absorbs water

  66. Emily Cunningham 3rd

    I learned through doing this lab that it’s important to not add to much soy sauce in the rice because it will ruin it. Our group learned the hard way!

  67. Yanexy

    I learned that you drain bacon in a strainer and save drippings.

  68. Chelsea 4th

    I learned that you can saute onions in bacon grease to add flavor to the dish.

  69. Rebcca Bass -4th

    Me and my group quickly learned that if you dont measure out the rice water right then it will turn out soupy!

  70. Anna Acker 4th

    I learned that you really need to make sure to measure out the water right because the rice will be soupy if you don’t.

  71. Noelle

    I learnded that evenif i do not like a certain food or vegetable but when you mix it all together it taste really good.

  72. Morgan Jones

    I learned that you can add othe vegetables like 1/2 of a bell peper or a couple of stalks of celery

  73. ALEX P 4TH

    MEASURE WATER CORRECTLY!!!! AND BACON TASTE AWESOME IN ANY FOOD…EVEN RICE.

  74. i will learn how to cook that when i get home

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