We operate our business from home so I need ideas for lunch every day.
Fried Rice is always welcome - it's satisfying and delicious and
is a good way to use up leftovers.
In fact when I cook rice to accompany a main dish, I often cook more than needed
so that I have enough to make this quick dish later in the week.
- 4 slices bacon, diced
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 stalk celery chopped
- 1/2 a red pepper chopped
- 4-6 cups cooked rice
- leftover cooked chicken, pork or beef (optional)
- 2 eggs*
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup frozen petite peas
- 1/4 cup chopped green onion
- pepper and salt (if needed)
- In a large skillet, fry diced bacon. Remove from pan.
- Using about 1 tablespoon bacon drippings or oil if preferred, saute' onion, celery and red pepper until mixture begins to wilt.
- Add rice and continue to fry until it begins to brown.
- Add bacon and meat if desired.
- Add unbeaten eggs, one at a time, stirring and frying until egg begins to firm up.
- Add soy sauce and peas and continue cooking and stirring for another 5 minutes or so.
- Check seasonings, top with chopped green onion and serve.
* If you like, you can use one more egg as garnish. Beat egg, season, and cook in a separate pan until set. Slice finely and serve on top rice as a garnish.