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.

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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

Bacon Fried Rice

4 from 1 vote
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


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
  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce, low sodium
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 4 Cups Rice , cooked, cold (one day old is best)
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 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.
    6 Strips Bacon
  • Heat a drizzle of oil in a skillet over med heat.
    2 Tablespoons Oil
  • Add eggs and tilt pan all around so the egg coats the pan evenly.
    2 Eggs
  • 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.
    1/2 teaspoon Sugar, 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • Add rice to pan and toss around to begin heating through.
    4 Cups Rice
  • Add soy sauce mixture and steamed veggies
    1 Cup Frozen Peas, 1 Cup Cubed Carrots
  • Add eggs, onions, and bacon and heat through.


refrigerate left overs for 5-7 days


Serving: 1cupCalories: 916kcalCarbohydrates: 150gProtein: 22gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 1013mgPotassium: 337mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 119IUCalcium: 67mgIron: 2mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 50 + Best Easy Asian Recipes

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