Fried Rice

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  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root
  • 8 ounces cooked pork, cut into thin strips
  • 8 ounces cooked, cleaned shrimp, coarsely chopped
  • 8 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Combine water and salt in 3-quart saucepan. Cover and cook over high heat until boiling. Stir in rice. Cover; reduce heat and simmer until rice is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain rice.
  2. Cook bacon in wok over medium heat, stirring frequently until crisp. Drain bacon.
  3. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings from wok.
  4. Beat eggs and pepper with fork. Pour 1/3of the egg mixture into wok. Tilt wok slightly so egg mixture covers bottom. Cook over medium heat until eggs are set, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove eggs from wok, roll up and cut into thin strips.
  5. Pour 1/2 tablespoon of the oil into wok. Add 1/3 of the remaining egg mixture, tilt wok and cook until eggs are set.
  6. Remove eggs, roll up and cut thinly. Repeat procedure with 1/2 tablespoon of the remaining oil and remaining eggs. Remove eggs from wok and cut thinly.
  7. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil and the ginger to wok. Stir fry over medium-high heat 1 minute. Stir in rice. Cook and stir 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in bacon, pork, shrimp, onions and soy sauce. Cook and stir until hot throughout.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.