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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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.

 

Author: Jamie S

I'm married and am very blessed to be the mother of a gorgeous little 2 year old named Mac. I live in good ol' North Dakota! I love to do many things. Laugh, love, write and cook. Mostly, I like to enjoy life to the fullest. That's probably why I love cooking so much. There is no right or wrong way of doing it. My day job keeps me very busy but its also extremely rewarding. I work for a company called Pride Inc. We serve individuals with developmental disabilities. So most of the people on my caseload are like my family. For me, I learned from my grandma that cooking brought people together. I associated it with happiness, love and togetherness and who doesn't want those things in life! So I've always tried to continue that in my own life with my own family. Nothing brings people together like a good meal. And a few good laughs!

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