Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Broccoli Fried Rice with Candied Bacon

I came across a recipe for Vegetable Fried Rice with Bacon on the Food Network website and thought it sounded good. I had never made fried rice the traditional way with scrambled eggs so I was excited to try it. Not only did the recipe sound easy to make, it was full of flavorful ingredients.
I made it tonight and both Adam and I loved it!!! The candied bacon is so interesting - a delicious mix with the red pepper flakes and ginger.
This recipe is a definite keeper and I highly recommend it! You can add any other veggies you want - mushrooms, carrots, baby corn. We ate this as a main course but it would be a nice side dish too.
I adapted this from foodnetwork.com:

1 teaspoon
1/4 pound thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
3/4 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 2-inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 head broccoli, florets and stalks cut into 1/4-inch pieces
5 cups cooked long-grain white rice
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth

Place a wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Add the vegetable oil and bacon and stir-fry until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar over the bacon and toss. Add 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce (watch out-the oil will bubble up) and continue to stir-fry until the bacon is glazed, about 30 seconds. Transfer the bacon to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Add the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes to the drippings in the pan and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the broccoli and cook until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the rice, the remaining 2 teaspoons soy sauce, the broth and glazed bacon. Toss to heat through.

Push the fried rice to one side of the pan, crack the eggs into the other side and scramble until set, about 1 minute. *** I wasn't able to scramble the eggs in the same pan. I used another pan and once the eggs were done, I mixed them with the rice.

1 comment:

  1. I need to incorporate more veggies into my diet - this sounds like a way I can do just that! Looks yummy!