This is not your average fried rice!  Another one of Phil Hickerson’s specialties learned from Tojo Yamamoto, this fried rice is loaded with plenty of veggies and extras.  Serve it as it is for an extra special side dish or add some stir fried chicken, pork, or shrimp to create a flavorful one dish meal.

Soy sauce is what gives fried rice it’s trademark golden brown color.  If you happen to add too much soy for your taste, simply add more rice.

Phil's Hearty Fried Rice
Serves 6
This hearty fried rice is delicious on its own or with chicken, pork, or shrimp as a meal.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 4 slices bacon, chopped
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1/2 C carrots, diced
  4. 1/2 C onion, diced
  5. 1/2 C small
  6. 1/4 C mushrooms, sliced
  7. 1 C frozen yellow corn
  8. 1 C frozen green peas
  9. 2-3 Tbsp soy sauce
  10. 3-4 C prepared white rice
  11. 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  12. 1/4 C sliced water chestnuts
  1. Add 2 Tbsp cooking oil to wok or deep sautee pan and heat on stove top on medium high heat.
  2. Add bacon, cooking just until soft.
  3. Add eggs and scramble.
  4. Add carrots and onion. Stir fry one minute.
  5. Add mushrooms and water chestnuts. Stir fry until mushrooms begin to shrink.
  6. Add corn and peas. Stir fry for 1-2 more minutes and veggies are crisp tender.
  7. Toss with 2-3 Tbsp soy sauce.
  8. Add prepared rice. Toss and stir until coated with soy and golden brown
  1. Using minute rice is a great way to make the prep for this dish easier!
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To read about Phil’s visit to my kitchen and his ‘Down for the Count’ Pineapple Chicken recipe, click here.