Delish Dish: Bowen’s Fried Rice

114204674325If you’re on this site, most likely, you know first hand about pregnancy cravings. That need for a certain food and you’ll let nothing stop you from getting it. When Breezy Mama Laura was pregnant with her second child, she HAD to have some fried rice. So much so, that she and her family drove down from LA to get her fill at a Japanese restaurant near our house. The plan was to take the kids to the park while the dads watched football, and then we’d head out to quell her craving. Well, when we got back to the house from the park, the dads had a different plan–to stay at the house and BBQ. And, being the go-getters that they were, the BBQ was already started. You should’ve seen Laura’s face drop. Tears silently rolled down her cheeks–she HAD to have her rice. That’s when Bowen, my husband, jumped into action, “I’ll make you some fried rice.” No, it wasn’t the same, claimed Laura. I piped up, “No, he’s good, it WILL be the same.” After a bit more tears (remember, poor thing was about seven months pregnant), we had her convinced, and after eating it, she was as happy as a clam–“It is just as good!” Laura exclaimed. Make it for yourself and you, too, will be happy.

Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • Two cups uncooked rice, cooked. I recommend using Calrose, which is what the Japanese cook with.
  • Eight pieces of bacon
  • Two eggs
  • Four green onions, chopped
  • Soy sauce

Directions:

  • Fry bacon in pan–once cooked, remove and then chop. Drain excess grease–but do not wipe pan clean. Add cooked rice.
  • Beat eggs in bowl and pour over rice. Mix well and cook for about five minutes.
  • Add chopped bacon and enough soy sauce to make rice a nice light brown color. Mix together and cook for a few minutes longer–until egg is cooked through.
  • Add green onions. Mix once again, and serve, with extra soy sauce on the side.

This dish is a staple in our house–we often cook it for breakfast or have it as a side dish. If you want to make it for dinner, you can also add shrimp, chicken, or beef to it.

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  1. I had/have the same craving-pregnant or not! I always bring home leftover rice from Chinese/Japanese restaurants and try to make it myself and it never turns out quite the same! Little did I know that BACON was the secret ingredient. I will get out my rice cooker tonight and give this recipe a go! Thanks Bowen!

  2. Yes, Alison, bacon it is. Even more so, the bacon grease that’s left over in the pan. Stir fry the cooked rice in it a bit before adding everything else. Bowen drains the excess grease, but his mom doesn’t–you go with what you feel is best.

  3. Linnea Holmes says

    So I made the fried rice tonight and it was as delicious as I thought it would be! Definitely drain the excess grease, it was yummy!! Thanks!!

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