Breakfast Fried Rice

  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into pieces
  • 1 small onion, peeled and sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 2 c. cooked, cooled rice
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 1 tomatillo, cleaned and sliced into wedges
  • 1/2 c. halved cherry tomatoes
  • Hot sauce, for serving (optional)

In a large, nonstick skillet, fry the bacon until crisp. When the bacon is nearly done, add the onions and pepper and cook the vegetables until crisp-tender, which should take about as much time as it does to finish cooking the bacon.

Carefully sprinkle the cold rice evenly over the pan. Break it apart with your fingers if needed. Using a wooden spatula or similar utensil, stir the rice in wide strokes, allowing all of the rice to make contact with the bottom of the pan in turn. This will cover the rice in bacon fat and allow it to fry as needed. When the rice has been crisped in this way, make a hollow area in the center of the pan and gently crack the eggs into it. Scramble the eggs to your liking and then stir the scrambled eggs into the rest of the dish. Add the tomatillos at this point and stir them well to warm them.

Remove the pan from the heat and serve the rice topped with the cherry tomatoes and hot sauce, if desired.

  • Yields: 3-4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes