Fried rice is a classic Chinese recipe that is super easy to make and perfect for meal prepping! However, sometimes I like to spice things up, so this time I made a crispy bacon fried rice. Instead of stir frying all the ingredients together, I let everything sit in a large skillet over medium-low heat to get a crispy bottom!
I love making fried rice recipes because it helps me clear out my fridge from leftover rice and meats! You can use whatever meat you got on hand! In the past I’ve used deli turkey, meatballs, sausage, or none at all. This time I decided to use some turkey bacon! Then throw in some day old rice and veggies of choice.
If you like this recipe then you should also try my lightened up Thai basil fried rice! It is lighter in calories, just as delicious and easy to make!
Key ingredients for crispy bacon fried rice:
- I love using jasmine rice, but make sure it has been refrigerated over night! This helps to prevent the rice from sticking together and creating a mushy mess.
- Soy sauce
- This is the only sauce I used for my fried rice. I like the simple flavor and color it adds.
- Sesame oil
- Sometimes I like to add sesame oil to fried rice as well! I think it was extra important for this recipe to help the rice get crispier.
- Avocado oil
- Avocado oil is great for this recipe because it is flavorless and has a high smoke point!
- I choose to use some frozen peas and carrots because that was what I had on had! You can also add edamame, potatoes, corn…
- Add whatever you have! There’s no need to go out and buy some meat for a fried rice recipe! I’ve even used deli meat and meatballs before!
Crispy Bacon Fried Rice
- 1 cup dried rice
- ⅓ cup frozen peas and carrots
- 4 strips turkey bacon or vegan bacon cut into small pieces
- 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce or tamari
- ½ tbsp sesame oil
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- The night before cook your rice, then refrigerate.
- The next day season the rice with soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and mix together. Then add in the veggies and bacon.
- Heat up a large skillet and pour in the avocado oil. Let that heat up over medium low heat. Then add in the rice mixture and spread it out till all the rice is covering the bottom of the skillet.
- Let the bottom get crispy! This takes 6-8 minutes.
- Take a plate that is the size or larger than the pan. Cover the pan and flip the fried rice onto the plate. Then slide the non crispy side back onto the skillet and let it crisp up.
- Top the crispy fired rice with some scallion and sesame seeds!