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Bacon Fried Rice

The most delicious fried rice has to come from using day old rice for that perfect texture, but add in bacon for a bacon fried rice and it’s out of this world!

a large bowl of bacon fried rice with carrots, peas and chopsticks for fun!

Cade and I got this recipe a long time ago in a cooking class up at BYU-Idaho and we have altered it to our liking. Can you even believe how crazy it is to think that almost 20 years ago we were in college, needing an extra credit and wound up as Newlyweds in a cooking class? It was seriously all kinds of fun and I will always look back with the fondest memories of that time. 


a bowl of fried rice with bacon, carrots and peas in a large white bowl with a pair of chopsticks resting on the side of the bowl.

Especially since that’s when I learned that Cade can totally bust out a killer Apple Pie


a bowl of bacon fried rice topped with sliced green onion and a pair of chopsticks on resting on the side of the bowl.

Can Fried Rice Sit Out Overnight?

It is always safest to refrigerate rice within 2-3 hours of cooking it.

Rice isn’t doesn’t often cause illness, but there could be bacteria that survive the cooking process.

looking for an Asian inspired side dish? Bacon fried rice!

How Long Will Fried Rice Keep?

Fried rice will keep for 5-7 days in the refrigerator.

Store in an air tight container.

a bowl of fried white rice with peas and carrots and sliced green onions in a large white bowl with a pair of chopsticks resting on the side of the bowl.

Can You Freeze Fried Rice?

For long storage of fried rice, you can freeze it which is what I do literally every time that I make fried rice. 

Freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.

Bacon Fried Rice

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a bowl of white rice with peas and carrots

Bacon Fried Rice

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
bacon fried rice is a little taste of Asia and very easy to make


Recipe from some cooking class adapted by me

  • 6 strips Bacon with fat trimmed off
  • 2 Eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 4 Cups Rice cooked, cold (one day old is best)
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce low sodium
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 Cup Cubed Carrots steamed


  • Cook bacon in a 400 degree oven til crisp. Usually around 10-20 min depending on thickness.
  • Heat a drizzle of oil in a skillet over med heat.
  • Add eggs and tilt pan all around so the egg coats the pan evenly.
  • Cook and lift the edges to allow more egg to flow underneath.
  • Remove to a plate and shred into strips.
  • Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat.
  • Blend together the soy sauce and sugar.
  • Add rice to pan and toss around to begin heating through.
  • Add soy sauce mixture and steamed veggies
  • Add eggs, onions, and bacon and heat through.


refrigerate left overs for 5-7 days
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 916 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 1013mg44%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 150g50%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 119IU2%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

looking for an Asian inspired side dish? Bacon fried rice!


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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • That looks good! I'll have to give it a try next week. Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Sarah, my husband hates green onion so I only use it as garnish, but if you like them it would be yummy to saute up like 1/3 cup and then add the rice and continue with the recipe.

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  • Looks so good. I love fried rice. I have never used bacon before though. I will give it a try.
    by the way – how much onion do you use? Or is it just for garnish? (It isn't in the ingredients list…)

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Cozy Soup Recipes to Get You Through the Winter