Sunday, September 21, 2014

Chinese-Style Brown Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

Chinese-Style Brown Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

At home, we're such health buffs so we only eat brown rice. We believe that a healthy diet is very important, so we don't normally have fried rice at home because it's usually cooked using white rice. One time I got a bit curious, why can't we try to make fried rice using brown rice instead? I was already thinking of different ingredients to create delicious brown fried rice when I came across this article. The recipe tasted marvelous! I customized it a bit but the base of the recipe is still there, so please check out my version below. 

Difficulty: Beginner
Yields: 6 Servings
Total Cost: 81 pesos
Cost per service: 13.5 pesos per serving
*Cost computed using recipe ingredients and prices in Chef Jay's Price Watch


2 Cups Brown Rice, cooked

3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Medium Red Onion, chopped
3 Eggs, lightly beaten
2 Strips Crispy Bacon, chopped (you can also use Ham, Longganisa or Chicken)
1/2 Cup Mixed Vegetables (green peas, carrots, and corn), thawed
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce (2 is a bit too salty)
1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil


  1. Cook the brown rice according to package, I usually cook mine in a rice cooker with 2 1/2 cups of water for 2 cups of brown rice. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Heat pan with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil for around 30 seconds. Place eggs in the pan and scramble eggs until cooked but not dry. Set aside. 
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add onion and stir-fry over medium heat for around 3 minutes or until tender. Add bacon and stir along with the onions. Add brown rice, mixed vegetables, and soy sauce to taste. Drizzle sesame oil to integrate the 'Chinese' flavor and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the eggs and cook until the dish is heated. Serve. 
Amazing how you can drizzle in some soy sauce and sesame oil and the dish magically turns 'Chinese'. Try out the recipe and tell me what you think! 

Here's another variation using Chinese sausages. Again, really good! 

Chinese-Style Brown Sausage Fried Rice Recipe

If you have better suggestions for amazing brown fried rice, let me know! 

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  1. We're using ordinary rice only and brown rice if occasion calls for. Really brown rice for health concious people.

    1. Yeah, you should try brown rice. It may be a bit more expensive but it is healthier! :D

  2. Wow! Thanks for this new version of fried rice. I will try this at home :)

    Food lover here,
    The Promdi Boy

  3. When I do fried rice, I only use leftover ordinary rice.I wonder how the brown rice would taste like.

    1. Yeah, it's best to use day-old rice! It's actually pretty good. It has a more 'oat-like' taste.

  4. Okay, reading bacon got me sold. LOL Will definitely try this! :)

  5. Replies
    1. Of course you do, you should try the recipe!

  6. Thanks for this great recipe. Will try it :)

    1. Your welcome David! Hope it comes out as very delicious!

  7. sir!! this is yummy!! will try this one on weekends! heheh :) thanks for sharing!!