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Bacon and Garlic Fried Rice

Casey Rooney
Fried rice, kicked up a notch! If you love your takeout fried rice, you absolutely have to try it with bacon and loads of garlic. Full of flavor, you'll be whipping up a batch anytime you have leftover rice!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce see note
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • scallion and sriracha sauce for garnish!


  • Stir together sauce ingredients: soy sauce, hoisin and sesame oil. Set aside.
  • Heat large skillet to medium high heat; add chopped bacon.
  • Cook bacon for 4-5 minutes until just crispy; remove from skillet. Leave enough bacon grease (about 1 tablespoon) in the skillet and discard the rest.
  • Add onion and cook for one minute until translucent, then add in garlic.
  • Cook garlic for 30 seconds, stirring frequently to avoid burning.
  • Add rice and sauce to the pan, stirring continuously until sauce/garlic/onions are well mixed. Continue to stir until rice is hot and sauce has fully coated the rice.
  • Stir in reserved bacon. Top with scallions and sriracha (if desired) and serve!


Hoisin sauce is widely available at most grocery stores (even Wal-Mart) in the Asian section. If you can't find it, you can substitute 3 tablespoons of brown sugar. 
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