GARLIC FRIED RICE! Not the “normal” fried rice that’s well known throughout Asian restaurants. With simple ingredients, learn how to turn plain rice into “wow” rice! My recipe omits the use of soy sauce, which is a common ingredients in fried rice. Add as much garlic to suit your palate. Give my recipe a try and let me know what you think.
5 cups cooked Rice (day old)
10 slices Bacon, chopped (more if you’d like)
3 – 4 Tbsp. Bacon grease
3 – 4 Tbsp. fresh Garlic, finely minced
1/2 – 3/4 cup Green onions, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. Salt, adjust to taste
2 tsp. Accent
Before frying the rice, I prefer to place it into a large bowl to break up the pieces, mashing any large chunks (I use my hands which I washed with water, leaving the water; this help the rice to break up easier as well) At this stage, I also toss in the salt and accent. I find (FOR ME) that it’s much easier to season the rice this way, then to TRY and toss it in the pot. Set this aside. (Sorry, I didn’t take pictures of doing this, it was pretty EARLY in the morning 😉 ).
Next, start frying the bacon crisp. Remove and set them aside to drain on a paper towel.
Drain all but 3 – 4 tablespoons of the bacon grease. On MEDIUM heat, add the garlic. Toss to cook and turn somewhat golden in color, but be careful not to burn them.
Now toss in the seasoned rice and increase the heat to MEDIUM HIGH! Continue to toss the rice well combining it with the bacon grease and garlic pieces. Keep tossing the rice until it has thoroughly been mixed and heated through. Sometimes I like to “toast” the bottom of the rice, which gives it a great flavor. But be careful NOT to scorch it, or your rice will be ruined with a “burnt” smell.
Add in the sliced onions and fried bacon pieces. Toss to combine well.
Continue to toss the rice so that it doesn’t burn. Taste for flavor and adjust seasonings accordingly. Turn the heat off and remove the pan from it. SERVE immediately. This can be served for breakfast, lunch, or any time!