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