Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bacon Fried "Rice"

Bacon Fried "Rice"
Surprisingly quinoa is one of those foods that Hubby doesn't mind eating. K actually likes eating it too. As long as it's mixed with something with lots of flavour. Enter the bacon here. I had been craving fried rice but didn't have any leftover rice. So I just used quinoa as a sub. Turned out really nicely. I'm impressed. So much so that we'll probably be making this more often. :)

I like using truRoots Organic Quinoa. It's already pre-rinsed so I don't have to bother with rinsing the quinoa and then toasting it dry before actually doing any cooking. :D

Bacon Fried "Rice"
(serves 4)

  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked organic quinoa (rinsed and toasted dry)
  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 1/4 cups water

  1. In a small pot, add water and quinoa. Bring to a boil. cover and simmer on the lowest heat for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes, take off the heat and rest for 5 minutes before fluffing with fork.
  2. Meanwhile, cook diced bacon pieces in a large skillet until all the fat has rendered and bacon bits are crisp. Transfer the bacon bits to a paper towel lined bowl. Drain off fat, leaving about 1 tablespoon in the skillet.
  3. Add beaten eggs and stir with chopsticks or a spatula while the eggs are cooking, breaking the egg into bit size pieces. Once eggs are half way cooked, add bacon back into the skillet, along with the peas. Cook and stir until peas are heated through.
  4. Toss in quinoa and stir until combined.
  5. Serve with soup.