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Paleo Bacon Fried Rice

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 | 0 comments

Paleo Bacon Fried Rice

Paleo Bacon Fried Rice


Paleo Bacon Fried Rice is another quick and easy paleo dish that can be made with ingredients you probably have on hand in your cupboards right now. It is hearty enough to serve as a stand alone entre, or it can be paired as a side dish with a meat entree.

 

If you get in the habit of preparing white rice ahead of time, not only will you always have some in the fridge to use as an ingredient in paleo dishes, you will also benefit from frequent servings of a resistant starch food source. The starch in rice (or white potatoes), that have been chilled overnight changes in structure, so little is digested in the small intestine, causing little insulin spike, and less actual carbohydrate absorption than rice eaten immediately. This is why Paleo Bacon Fried Rice, and other resistant starch cooked recipes, will help you to maintain a healthy weight, and microbiome.

 

Resistant starch is a very important soluble fiber that nourishes the beneficial bacteria in our colons. These in turn help maintain our immune system, modulate blood sugar and insulin levels, and regulate neurotransmitters and hormones, such as serotonin, dopamine and melatonin, which support our mental health.

 


Paleo Bacon Fried Rice

Paleo Bacon Fried Rice

adding eggs to veggies

  • Prep time:  5 minutes
  • Cook time:  20 minutes
  • Servings:  4

 

  • 1 pound of bacon, chopped, cooked crisp,  or 1 cup pre-cooked bacon crumbles
  • 3 TBS. bacon fat, butter, ghee, olive oil or duck fat
  • 1 TBS. sesame oil
  • 2/3 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup scallions (green onion), coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups cooked, cold, parboiled or Basmati white rice (preferably cooked before hand, and chilled over night to form healthy resistant starch)
  • 3 tsp. apple cider or rice wine vinegar
  • 4 eggs, beaten

1) In a large frying pan (I use the same pan I just fried the bacon in, with all but 3 TBS. of the fat drained off) saute the chopped onion, scallions and red bell pepper, in oil of choice (if you are not using the bacon fat), until just tender, then add in the sesame oil. (It is added for taste.)

2) Add minced garlic and saute an additional 3 minutes.

3) Add cooked rice, cooked bacon, and vinegar, stirring to heat and coat rice well. When everything is heated up, pour beaten eggs over the top. Stir continuously until eggs are cooked through.

 

Serve with coconut aminos on the side instead of soy sauce. (Avoid the legumes and hidden gluten in soy sauce.)

 

Bonus! Lunch the next day. Paleo Bacon Fried Rice, like other Chinese food, tastes great heated up from leftovers the day after it is cooked.

 

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