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Bacon and Egg with Garlic Fried Rice

Bacon and Egg with Garlic Fried Rice

Hello! Hello! Do you ever wake up “some mornings” {typically on a weekend – insert big winky smile emoji here} needing something a little “hearty” for breakfast?? 

Well, look no further. I’ve provided you a recipe that will surely hit the spot, if you KWIM! <- {know what I mean} for those who don’t know internet lingo. 🙂 

This also makes a great camping meal, by the way!

Alrighty so, Bacon and Eggs with Garlic Fried Rice coming right up! Are you salivating just at the sound of that?!

 

HOW TO COOK BACON:

So let’s start with the star of the show – BACON! Everything is better with bacon, right? So here’s how I’ve perfected cooking it without the mess in the kitchen. And a tad healthier too. BONUS!!

I start with a cold oven. Yep, you heard me right. I cook the  bacon in the oven.

And when I say cold, I mean, I place the bacon in the oven and then I set the temp at 400 degrees. I don’t set the timer until the oven “dings” and reaches the desired temperature. Depending on the number of slices, I set the timer at one and a half minute per slice. 

So in this recipe, I have six slices of bacon, so I set the timer for nine minutes of cooking time. Stay in the kitchen so you can hear all the timer and such and not risk burning the bacon. Don’t eat burnt bacon! Without getting all scientific on you, burnt bacon is unhealthy. Go ahead and Google it!

NOTE:That oven temperature and thickness of bacon varies, so this will affect how long the bacon cooks. But like I said, I’ve found that one and a half minute of cooking time per slice of bacon works!

 

LET’S MAKE THE GARLIC FRIED RICE!

While the bacon is cooking, I start making the garlic fried rice. For the rice, I use the long-grain type as this tends to be drier and separates when it cooks due to the long grain rice having less starch than short grain rice. This is one of my favorites long grain rice variety -> Three Ladies Jasmine Rice Long Grain 5 lbs

Depending on what mood I’m in, I chop the garlic with a knife or I grind it in my mortar and pestle. Here’s what I have -> Marble Mortar Pestle

Garlic in Green Marble Mortar and Pestle

When the olive oil is warmed up in the skillet, I add the garlic then sauté it for about a minute, maybe less. I try to just get that garlic nice golden and get it to a slight crisp.

Now be careful not to burn the garlic. Burnt garlic tastes bitter and you do not want that!

I then add the cooked rice in the skillet at this point with salt and pepper. Sauté everything together, being sure garlic and seasonings are mixed in with the rice and that the rice is heated through. This takes about four minutes. 

 

EGGS ANYONE?

As for the eggs, go ahead and make it any way you like it. You can totally skip it if you’d like. Just that I like mine sunny side up so when I have everything on the plate, I break the yolk and that adds a yummy deliciousness on the whole dish.

I eat everything with a side of……..ready for this? Ketchup!! Hah!!! I know there are those who don’t believe that this condiment belongs on the breakfast table, BUT…..I do! Ketchup is one of my favorite condiments next to mayonnaise! 😀

 

YOUR TURN!

SO let me know how you like it! Love to hear all your comments below! And don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss a recipe! And tag JozMahal on Instagram and use #JozMahal.

TTFN!

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Bacon and Eggs with Garlic Fried Rice with Tomato Slices on the side

Bacon and Egg with Garlic Fried Rice


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Description

Anytime is a good time for……BACON! BUT……weekends are the best to enjoy this Bacon and Eggs with Garlic Fried Rice recipe! Go ahead sit down, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this yummy goodness! It only takes 15 minutes to make! So how awesome is that??!


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Ingredients

  • 2 T Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Chopped)
  • 2 Cups Cooked Long Grain Rice (preferably a day or two days old)
  • 6 Slices Bacon
  • 3 Eggs
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Instructions

FOR THE BACON:

  1. Arrange bacon slices on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Place the baking sheet in the oven and set the oven temperature for 400 degrees
  2. Once it reaches that desired temperature, that’s when you set the timer for 6 minutes. That’s one minute of cooking time per slice of bacon. NOTE that cooking time will vary depending on thickness of bacon. Once it is cooked, place the bacon onto a paper towel to help absorb the fat and oil.

FOR THE RICE:

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, put 1T of olive oil. Add chopped garlic and sauté for about a minute, maybe less. Try to get that garlic that nice golden color and with a slight crispness to it. Be careful not to burn it. Burnt garlic tastes bitter and you do not want that! 
  2. Add the rice and seasonings in the skillet. Sauté everything together, being sure garlic and seasonings are all mixed in with the rice. This will take about four minutes for the rice to be heated through. 

FOR THE EGGS:

  1. This is free for all! I’ll leave this one up to you and cook it anyway you want. Fry, scramble, poach or boil or you can skip it altogether. Enjoy!!

Notes

  1. Baking the bacon in the oven, lends a healthier benefit in that all of the grease drips out of the bacon and onto the pan.
  2. Cooking time will vary depending on thickness of bacon. 
  3. Long grain rice is a better choice for this recipe since long grain rice has less starch and when cooked it is less sticky and the grain separates – allowing for the garlic flavor to really blend in nicely with the rice.
  4. For reason mentioned above, the older the rice (and has been in the refrigerator) allows for it to be drier and again will impart more of a garlicky flavor.
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