It’s Fathers’ Day here in Canada today. But not in Australia. Which means that when it IS Fathers’ day in Australia (that would be September), where my Dad lives, I ALWAYS forget. So in an attempt to jump the gun and be proactive, today I am posting a dish just for my dad. My dad was definitely not the cook in our family but when I think about Dad in the kitchen, I will always think about bacon and eggs on Sunday nights. Yes, that’s right, before breakfast for dinner was trendy, we in the Michels family were trailblazing that path ourselves.
For whatever reason, I can’t remember for the life of me what everyone else ate on Sunday nights (although baked beans and/ or spaghetti on toast is ringing a bell right now) but I do remember that Dad had bacon and eggs and toast on many a Sunday evening. Today I am combining that dish with pretty much the first dish I remember making all by myself – rice and peas (no judging here, ok? We’ve got carbs and vegetables so it’s not that bad!) – to make bacon and egg fried rice. It’s the perfect dish for a Sunday night (or even Sunday morning!) and it’s easy to customise according to, well, what you have in your fridge on a Sunday night…
- 6 rashers bacon bacon, diced
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1½ cups cooked white rice
- 1 cup cooked green peas
- In a large wok over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from wok and drain on a paper towel.
- In a separate small, non-stick skillet, cook the eggs like an omelette.
- Remove from the pan and cut the omelette into small cubes. Set aside.
- Remove all but one tablespoon of bacon fat from the wok (keeping the remainder) and return to medium-high heat.
- Sautée the garlic and ginger until fragrant (about 3 minutes).
- Lower heat to medium-high, add the remainder of the bacon fat to the wok, then add the peas and rice.
- Heat through until thoroughly combined.
- Add eggs and stir to distribute evenly.
- Add the bacon and stir to thoroughly combine.
- Serve warm.
I’ll admit that I ate this for breakfast when I made it for this post. It’s actually a pretty great meal whatever the time of day. I mean bacon and eggs with rice and peas? It doesn’t get much better than that, right dad? Happy Fathers’ Day XO