Japanese Fried Rice

My step dad is Japanese. His mom is from Okinawa, she is the sweetest woman in the world. She stands 4’2 but her smile brightens a room! When they came into our family they also brought a whole new world of foods with them. This is one of the easier dishes I learned. I like to serve this at Thanksgiving because its a rice dish that really fits in well with a turkey dinner. Its a nice substitute for rice dressing if you don’t like that sort of thing 😉

Japanese Fried Rice


  • 1 Pound Bacon (Chopped)
  • 1 Onion (Chopped)
  • 2 Cups of White or Brown Rice (Cooked)
  • 8 oz of fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 Cup of Carrots (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup of Raisins
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce (Optional)
  • 2 Fried eggs. (Optional)


  1. In a large electric skillet, fry bacon. Do not drain the juice, but remove the bacon.
  2. Add the cooked rice and push down firmly so that it is compacted.
  3. Continue cooking until lightly browned, flip and do the same for the other side.
  4. Add onions, peas and carrots and add bacon back to it.
  5. Continue sautéing until onions are tender.
  6. Add raisins and cook for 5 more minutes.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste and optional soy sauce and fried eggs.


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