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Life-Saving Fried Rice


Posted: February 15

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

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When the week starts truly getting hectic, you need a meal that you can make without breaking a sweat (or the bank). Life-Saving Fried Rice only asks that you pour the ingredients in a baking dish, stir, and bake. The result is a fluffy and hearty rice dish with crispy bacon and the savory, tangy, and sweet flavors of fried rice—without the frying pan. Mixed with tender vegetables, Life-Saving Fried Rice is a complete meal in one dish, so you can be a hero at dinnertime while staying on top of your schedule!


Ingredients

For the rice:
1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
2 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups frozen diced vegetables
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 1/4 cups bacon, chopped
For the topping:
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 cup green onion, finely sliced

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 390 degrees F.

Step 2

Place the white rice, chicken stock, soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, garlic, frozen vegetables, and white pepper in a 9x13-inch baking dish and stir, spreading the rice evenly throughout the pan.

Step 3

Scatter the bacon on top of the rice.

Step 4

Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the foil and bake until the bacon has darkened in color, the liquid is absorbed, and the rice is cooked but still appears wet.

Step 6

Transfer the baking dish from the oven and let it rest loosely covered with foil for 10 minutes.

Step 7

Add the sliced green onion and sesame oil.

Step 8

Fluff the rice and serve!


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