.. just so we're clear, before we even start, this recipe entirely about the bacon.. yay!
This rice is the ultimate crowd pleaser. Every time I serve it, people ask for the recipe and I love sharing it, because its my mom's. You can serve this rice as a meal or as a side for your summer BBQ. In fact, it goes great with those "awesome ribs" below! (click to see recipe)
When we were kids this was a staple and a favorite, actually. My mom "Millie" had only a few specialties & this was unquestionably one of them. (She'll be so psyched it's on our blog!)
The key to this recipe is the bacon, then again, everything is really better with bacon. If you're trying to lose weight, you may want to skip this one.
Two reasons : 1. loaded with bacon, 2. you'll eat it until your roll out of your chair..
Here's what you need.
- 3 cups Carolina White Rice (Dry) cooked according to package instructions
- or 6 cups pre-cooked white rice from your Chinese Restaurant
- 1 lb Oscar Mayer bacon (when it's on sale, you can get it for $4.99 per lb!)
- 3 bunches of scallions (cleaned and chopped)
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup Soy Sauce (Kikkoman)
First step, grab your favorite large non stick pan and fry an entire pound of bacon in it. When you're done, rather than pour out all the grease, pour out most of it but, save 1/4 cup. Then, don't wipe the pan clean, save all that "crispy yummy goodness" in the pan!
That's your base. Let it sit a bit while you make your rice. If your rice is cooked already, you're ready to start preparing.
Chop up all that bacon! Easiest way to do it is to grab about 4-5 pieces at a time and make a little bundle, all facing the same direction. Slice it into bite size pieces.
Next, clean and slice up the scallions, again bite size pieces, about 1/4 wide.
Take your eggs, scramble / beat them.
Grab your Kikkoman and get ready!
Turn the pan back on medium heat and fry those eggs in the bacon fat (grease) with the yummy goodness. Scramble them up until they're wet but, not dry and looking a little brown from all the goodness.
Add the cooked rice, and raise the heat to medium-high. Give it a good stir, keep stirring while it gets crispy and a little brown from all the bits, not burned. Cook it like that for about 5 minutes, pour the soy sauce on it and stir again of another 5 minutes (you can use more than a cup if you like.. taste it and see what you think along the way.)
At the end of 10 minutes, stir in the bacon and scallions. You don't want to keep on the heat much longer, maybe another 2-3 minutes just to warm everything up.
This is a shot of me and my sweet niece making mom's rice. It must be be passed to the next generation, of course!
Serve in a shallow serving dish, a wide shallow bowl, even a paella pan if you own one. Should serve 8-10 depending on what else you're serving. Enjoy every grain of this delicious rice! I've been for all of my 29 years! (wink, wink)
Do you have a favorite recipe from childhood?
Let us know!
Enjoy, xo Measure & Millie & Little Miss A