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Bacon Fried Rice
1 serving Easy
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Ingredients (4)

  • 1 egg
  • 2 slices of bacon, defrosted
  • 2 cups of white rice, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
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This recipe was developed during my college days when I was broke and starving. The morning after an all-nighter, I checked the food storing device and found only a carton of leftover white rice, one egg, and a pack of bacon. Normal everyday college fare.

The pantry was bare; an empty oil bottle and a half empty packet of soy sauce. I was craving for fried rice and most of the ingredients were right there. What was a starving college student to do?

I needed oil but I was out of cash at the time. Then an idea hit me. Bacon is comprised mostly of fat which is another form of oil.

The following is a version of fried rice that only a desperate person would try. Continue at your own peril.


  1. 1Cut the slices of bacon into bite-size chunks.
  2. 2Whisk the egg in a bowl.
  3. 3Heat the wok or a heavy skillet until the water has evaporated off the surface. This takes one to two minutes.
  4. 4Fry the bacon in the wok until approximately two teaspoons of oil has appeared.
  5. 5Remove the bacon.
  6. 6Pour in the whisked egg and stir until scrambled.
  7. 7Add the rice. Crush the rice down against the wok until the clumps are separated. Stir and mix the egg into the rice. This takes 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. 8Add the bacon back and mix for a minute or two.
  9. 9Turn off the heat and add the soy sauce. Mix thoroughly and serve.
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