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Classic Fried Rice Recipe

Classic Fried Rice

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"Here's the perfect way to use leftover rice--fried rice with bacon makes a quick weeknight meal, and it's ready in just minutes."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Move bacon to the side of the pan; add egg and scramble. Move egg over and add green onions to the skillet; saute for about a minute. Stir in the rice, add garlic and soy sauce. Toss until mixture is well blended and heated through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 16, 2013

Nearly identical to Kikkoman's "Classic Fried Rice," also from this site. For the most part I followed the recipe as written (there are infinite variations you could try) except for cooking the egg separately, like a crepe, then rolling it up like a cigar and slicing it, chiffonade-style, for a more authentic presentation. Just as it is used in "Classic Fried Rice," this could benefit from the addition of some fresh minced garlic.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 12, 2012

Didn't love it, but still ate it. I've never had fried rice with bacon before... it just seemed not right to me.

Jul 24, 2011

This was a real hit, but I made changes: Added a few more bacon strips and another egg;didn't have the green onions, so substituted with a regular onion and 1/2 green pepper; added chopped fresh mushrooms, and sprinkled with some Adobo seasoning at the end. This was heavy on the grease, so after cooking each item (bacon, eggs, veggies) I drained the grease on paper towels. This got raves, and fed a lot of people!

Apr 19, 2011

very tasty, family really enjoyed it. Love all the garlic, might add more (we like a lot of garlic). You can do a lot with this recipe (adding chicken, pork, vegetables) great way to use up left over rice.. My Husband went back for seconds and said make this again, (rarely ever said)

Feb 13, 2012

Better than most take-out places! I never thought I could make fried rice at home! This is seriously good! This is good for a side dish OR add chicken/shrimp/steak and you've got a meal! Thanks! I think this is my FAVORITE recipe on this site!

Apr 22, 2011

Delicious, fast, and easy. Possibilities are endless with what you can add to it.

Nov 15, 2011

This was a flavorful side dish! In my opinion bacon adds nice flavor and compliments any dish well. Not only did the bacon smell awesome cooking up but this dish tasted great! I just tossed in a couple of garlic cloves, chopped, cold cooked rice, added the cooked bacon, green onions and seasoned the rice with a little soy sauce, Hawaiian sea salt and black pepper. Lastly, I added in some cooked eggs that I made into an omelet and sliced thinly. This made a pretty side dish, was easy to prepare and delicious! Thou there is ample room where you can add other veggies and ingredients this was great as is. I served this with, “Grilled Asian Chicken,” and “Easy Bok Choy,” also from this site.

Jan 24, 2012

GREAT! I had been wasting 99cents a pack for "fried rice" seasoning only to figure out it's dehydrated soy sauce! duh! wow.... We love fried rice and this was the BEST ever one i've ever made! The bacon made it "special"!! I cooked the bacon, then cooked the chicken in the bacon grease then cooked the eggs in the remaining bacon grease. YUM! i made a ton of it and just added seasoning (soy sauce) to taste. it's so much easier than i ever realized! will make this recipe forever more!


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  • Calories
  • 213 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 692 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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