Bacon Fried Rice

Fried Rice
Serves 6
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  1. 3 c water
  2. 1-1/2 tsp salt
  3. 1-1/2 c long grain rice
  4. 1/2 lb bacon
  5. 3 eggs, beaten
  6. 1/4 tsp pepper
  7. 2 tbsp oil
  8. 2 Garlic, crushed
  9. 2 tsp Ginger root, grated
  10. 8 oz pork, cut into thin strips
  11. 8 oz cooked, cleaned shrimp
  12. 8 Green onions, finely chopped
  13. 2 tbsp soy sauce
  1. One day before: Boil water in 3-quart saucepan. Add salt and rice. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer until tender about 20 minutes.
  2. Cook bacon and remove from wok. Make 3 thin omelets by frying 1/3 of eggs at a time in drippings. Roll up and cut into thin strips. Adjust oil to about 2 T. Stir-fry ginger and garlic over medium-high heat 1 minute. Stir in rice. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, cook and stir until hot throughout. Add soy sauce for a nice color and flavor.
Better Done Yourself
Learn to make fried rice at home. It’s much better than the crap they push off on you at a Chinese restaurant. Lots of fresh ingredients and a little bit of care will make a delicious dish, not someone else’s leftovers in a little white cardboard box.

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About John MacDowall

I was born in Poughkeepsie, NY. We moved to a farm during middle school where I learned about raising animals and growing food. Now, I live in the affluent suburbs of Washington, DC and wonder why people eat the way they do.

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