Monday, January 26, 2015

Easy Fried Rice

**Updated 12/12/18**

I love fried rice! It's quick, easy and so versatile. You can add any veggie you like but you start with the basics: cooked rice, sauteed onions, celery, and chopped cooked bacon.

It's also amazingly easy to make and comes together very quickly. I like to start with cooking the chopped bacon, removing it to a paper towel lined plate, and removing all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease. I then saute' the onions and celery in the remaining bacon grease to give it a nice flavor.

Next you add whatever chopped fresh veggies you're going to use. Carrots, cabbage, broccoli, green peas, chopped asparagus, fresh corn, chopped green beans; almost anything goes.

This is possibly the easiest Fried Rice you'll ever make, only uses a few ingredients, and comes together quickly. Even better the next day.

2 cups cooked rice
4 strips bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 tbls. bacon grease
2 stalks celery, diced small
1 small onion, diced small
2 eggs, whisked
2 tbls water
2 cups chopped veggies (any mixture such as green beans, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, green peas, corn)
2 tbls. soy sauce (or to taste)

In a large fry pan, cook bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and set bacon aside on a paper towel reserving one tablespoon bacon grease in pan. Add celery and onion and saute' until the vegetables are slightly softened.

Add 2 cups veggies of your choice, and 2 tbls water. Cover and cook 2 minutes, or until veggies are just beginning to soften. Stir veggies, then mix in eggs and cook until eggs are set.

Add cooked rice and soy sauce, stirring until blended. Mix in cooked and crumbled bacon and serve.

Serve with Asian Sticky Wings for an easy dinner.


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