What is there to do with leftover Brown Rice? How about frying it up with bacon? This recipe takes plain cooked brown rice and turns it into a complex flavored and multi textured meal. Make use of any leftover vegetable or protein also and keep Toasted Sesame Seeds on hand.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 60 min

Total time: 75 min

Fried Brown Rice with Peas, Onions and Bacon
Copyright Recipe © 2016 Woodland Foods


Serves 4

  • 1 Cup Long Grain Brown Rice

  • Water

  • 6 Thick Sliced Bacon Slices

  • 1 Cup Green Peas, frozen

  • 1/2 Medium Yellow Onion

  • 2 Garlic Cloves

  • 2 Eggs, beaten

  • 1 Tablespoon Neutral Cooking Oil

  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil

  • 1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds

  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

  • 6 Green Onions, chopped


  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add the rice. Cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes. When ready spread the rice on a sheet pan and place in a refrigerator to cool.

  2. Cut the bacon into small pieces, chop the onion small and mince the garlic.

  3. Place a wok or large skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook until the bacon begins to crisp and remove the pieces with a slotted spoon to paper towels. Discard the grease.

  4. Return the pan to medium high heat and add the canola oil. Add the cooled brown rice. and fry for 2-3 minutes, add the onions and garlic and fry for 3-4 minutes mixing frequently. Make a well in the center of the skillet to expose the pan. Pour the beaten egg into the well and let it cook for 1 minute. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to chop up the egg.

  5. Add the bacon, peas and sesame oil. Fry this mixture for 2 minutes and add the sesame seeds then the soy sauce. Toss to incorporate the soy sauce and remove the fried rice to a serving bowl.

  6. Garnish with chopped green onions.