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For my dad: bacon and egg fried rice

Rice with bacon and eggs Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

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.

Bacon and egg fried rice Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

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…

Fried rice with bacon and egg Mardi MIchelf eatlivetravelwrite.com

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Bacon and egg fried rice – easy to customise according to what you have in your fridge! perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
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Recipe type: Breakfast, lunch or dinner
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. In a large wok over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from wok and drain on a paper towel.
  2. In a separate small, non-stick skillet, cook the eggs like an omelette.
  3. Remove from the pan and cut the omelette into small cubes. Set aside.
  4. Remove all but one tablespoon of bacon fat from the wok (keeping the remainder) and return to medium-high heat.
  5. Sautée the garlic and ginger until fragrant (about 3 minutes).
  6. Lower heat to medium-high, add the remainder of the bacon fat to the wok, then add the peas and rice.
  7. Heat through until thoroughly combined.
  8. Add eggs and stir to distribute evenly.
  9. Add the bacon and stir to thoroughly combine.
  10. Serve warm.

 

Fried rice with bacon and eggs by Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

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

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16 Responses to For my dad: bacon and egg fried rice

  1. Ann Mah June 16, 2013 at 08:14 #

    Yum! I love fried rice and this looks like a perfect brekkie. I bet my rice-loving dad would agree!

  2. Mr. Neil June 16, 2013 at 13:50 #

    Well THIS dad had it for dinner, and Cleo liked sharing the bacon. She did find the over-abundance of peas off-putting; I had to agree. ;-)

  3. Geoff June 16, 2013 at 18:24 #

    Hey kiddo…. loved the post, love the dish and can give you 100% mark for memory.
    Indeed, my skills in the kitchen leave off precisely where eggs and bacon preps end (eggs, soft over easy as they say in your part of the world; bacon crispy but not burnt; unbuttered light brown toast).
    Thanks for the Dads’ day wishes….

    • Mardi Michels June 19, 2013 at 10:10 #

      Right but this would be just as good as YOUR eggs and bacon, right?

  4. yummychunklet June 16, 2013 at 19:36 #

    Yum! Happy Father’s Day!

  5. Pam M June 17, 2013 at 02:22 #

    Thanks Mardi, nice thought for Geoff. I will definitely be making this on Sunday night.
    Looks like just my ” cup of tea”

  6. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction June 17, 2013 at 15:06 #

    Oooh… I am glad I’m not the only one who likes to make bacon fried rice. :)

    This looks fabulous. I’d eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner… In fact, I think we might have it one day this week! I have some lovely bacon from the local farmer’s market that’s just begging to be cooked!

    • Mardi Michels June 19, 2013 at 10:06 #

      I would honestly eat this for every meal – with different add-ins!!

  7. Paula June 18, 2013 at 20:28 #

    I love the look of this dish and next time I make breakfast for dinner I’m going to try it. Loved your Dad’s comment and like me, he likes his bacon crispy but not burnt! I like that you did this all in a wok and especially that you did the bacon in it. (prefer my bacon fried rather than oven baked)

    • Mardi Michels June 19, 2013 at 10:05 #

      It’s a pretty easy and mess-free dish, for sure. Just what you need on a Sunday!

  8. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes June 19, 2013 at 07:37 #

    I ate rice with a fried egg on top a lot growing up, it was one of my mother´s non recipe recipes. I could eat this stuff every night Mardi, especially with bacon!

    • Mardi Michels June 19, 2013 at 10:05 #

      I did contemplate a fried egg on this one… Next time!

  9. Colette @ JFF! June 20, 2013 at 11:53 #

    Great breakfast idea, really!

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