Delicious Bacon and Pineapple Fried Rice featuring Success® Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice.
Second post the week, second recipe that starts with “Bacon and…”
I like bacon.
I’m also weirdly into pineapple lately. Remember how early in the summer I was spending $7 bucks 3 times a week on a pound of pre-cut mango? That’s what’s happening with pineapple right now. Except, thankfully, pineapple is a lot cheaper than the mango.
One day I’ll learn to cut fruit. Maybe.
So I wanted to combine my two current favorite foods into another of my favorite foods: fried rice. I know, fried rice with bacon and pineapple? It sounds weird but I dig it.
Before you click away and unsubscribe and all that, it’s not really like the Chinese takeout rice you’re used to. Yes, it is still fried rice but it’s fried in bacon fat and it has no egg in it. Plus, I used Basmati rice which is my favorite kind of rice. It’ slightly nutty and the grains don’t get clumpy on you when they cook. They stay separate and fluffy, which is how I like my rice.
You guys know that rice has been the bane of my existence since we moved to Colorado. I don’t know if it’s the altitude or my stove or what but I have not successfully made a batch of rice since moving here over 3 years ago. Like, it’s so bad that I’ve had to throw out pans. Because ugggghhhh, burnt rice on the bottom of the pan is the worst.
I’ve started using the Success® Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice. I love it because it is fool-proof. I’m not even kidding. The bags come pre-portioned in a BPA-free bag so it’s no mess, no measuring and it’s ready in 10 minutes. You literally stick the entire bag in water, bring it to a boil, and remove the entire bag 10 minutes later.
So for this recipe, I made the rice one night, took the entire bag and put it in the fridge overnight. (Fried rice just works better with cold rice.) The next day, the rice was ready to be fried and covered in bacon, still in it’s little bag. No dirty bowls, nothing.
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- 1 bag Success® Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 pound bacon cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 small jalapeño minced (use less if you don't like much heat)
- 3 green onions whites and greens, sliced thinly and kept separated
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh pineapple diced
Cook Success® Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice according to box instructions. Refrigerate overnight.
When ready to cook, whisk together soy sauce, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, and ground ginger. Set aside.
Heat a wok or very large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook bacon pieces until almost crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the skillet and return to the heat. Raise the heat to high and add jalapeño and the white parts of the green onion; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the cooled Success® Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice, breaking up the rice in your hands as you add it. Stir-fry the rice until it is lightly browned and heated through. Add the soy sauce mixture and continue cooking and stirring until all the sauce is absorbed. Stir in the bacon, the green parts of the green onions, cilantro, and fresh pineapple.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Success® Rice.