Fried rice is one of those fast and easy dishes that help you use up whatever is on hand. In this case, I’m using things up that would make a great breakfast dish. If you’ve been keeping fried rice reserved for dinner or lunch, you’ve been missing out!
Use leftover rice! I cannot stress this enough. If you have leftover rice from the night before, this is the stuff you want to use. Not just for breakfast, but anytime you make fried rice. It’s how you get that perfect texture without it getting glumpy.
Make it your own!
In the bowl above, I used bacon, egg, green onion, and a touch of Worcestershire. You can use whatever you have on hand. Want to add in chopped veggies? Go for it! Want sausage instead of bacon? Be my guest. Some other items I’ve had in my fried rice for breakfast include chunks of toast, chopped tomato, bell pepper, mushroom, leftover ham, cubed & cooked sweet potato, and occasionally ketchup. Whatever I’m in the mood for that day.
What you need:
-Bacon grease is what I use, but you can use oil or butter if you prefer.
-add ins – think protein, veggie, etc… In this recipe I use bacon and green onion. But, as mentioned in the paragraph above, I’ve often used other items and the list is almost endless.
-skillet with plenty of room to stir fry