Easy Bacon Fried Rice

We've lightened up the restaurant takeout staple but kept all of the flavor in this easy to make recipe. Economical and using ingredients you most likely have on hand, this dish makes a great side to a piece of grilled chicken and is great eaten on it's own as an easy main, too! This recipe makes 6 servings.

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes

8 ounces bacon, chopped
1 small white or yellow onion, chopped
1 carrot, thinly sliced
1/2 cup frozen peas
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups cooked white rice
2 teaspoons light sesame oil
2-3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
2 thinly sliced green onions, for garnish

Heat a nonstick skillet to medium-high on the stove top. Add bacon and cook until the bacon is crispy, about 4-5 minutes. Once cooked, remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside on a paper towel. Drain bacon grease from the pan, leaving about a tablespoon of the fat in the pan.

Add onion and carrot and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the vegetables become tender and slightly browned on the edges.Move the onions and carrots over to one side of the pan and add beaten egg to the other side of the pan. Scramble eggs with a fork and cook for 2-3 minutes. Fold cooked eggs into the onions and carrots.

Add peas, bacon and rice to the pan and fold everything together to combine. Add sesame oil and soy/tamari and let the rice heat through. Serve immediately.