Gg’s Bacon Fried Rice

Fried rice is something the Mumsy cooks when she is tired, has leftover cooked rice and wants to make a meal fast. You can add almost any ingredient to create a fried rice that is as simple or fancy as you like. Just make sure they complement each other. There aren’t any concrete rules to making fried rice. You add as much of anything as you like. I prefer more ingredients, less rice.

It is important to use rice that is drier when cooking fried rice so you do not end up with mushy fried rice. This also allows you to use a wider variety of seasonings.

Bacon fried rice is probably the simplest to make yet does not compromise on flavour. I mean, bacon anything is good right? No additional oil is added as the bacon renders off enough fat to fry the rice and vegetables. You may pour away the fat if you’re squeamish about bacon fat. I don’t. It’s what makes bacon fried rice so tasty. I used Maple bacon as that was what I had in the fridge but ordinary streaky bacon will do too. I buy the leanest streaky bacon I can find. If you prefer back bacon, you may use that. I am not a back bacon sort of girl. If you have prawns, you may add some to your bacon fried rice. Peel, de-vein and add them after the garlic, just before the cabbage.

My DCM and I really like cabbage and bean sprouts in fried rice. I didn’t add bean sprouts in bacon fried rice as I don’t think the flavour of bean sprouts suits this particular fried rice. Corn and asparagus would be great additions to bacon fried rice. It’s really up to your own personal preference.

Gg’s Bacon Fried Rice Recipe:
(serves 2)


  1. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  2. 3 eggs (beaten)
  3. 6 rashers Maple bacon (or more if you like)
  4. 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  5. ½ head of small cabbage (roughly shredded)
  6. 2 servings cooked rice (fluffed with a fork)
  7. few sprigs spring onions (chopped)


  1. 2 tablespoons soya sauce
  2. Salt and white pepper powder (to taste)


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium fire.
  2. Add eggs to pan.
  3. Let eggs set into an omelette.

  1. Use a fork to break up the omelette into small pieces.

  1. Leaving the fire on, dish egg and set aside.
  2. Add bacon to pan and mix around.

  1. Let bacon crisp and render some of its fat.
  1. Once bacon is crisp, add garlic and fry till fragrant.

  1. Add cabbage and rice. Mix well.

  1. Turn fire to high.
  2. Add cooked eggs.
  3. Season and fry till cabbage is cooked.
  4. Dish and garnish with spring onions.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Emily Creampuff
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 22:59:12

    Looks good and easy to make! Will save this for a lazy day dinner 😛


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