Bacon Fried Rice
4 slices bacon
1/2 sweet onion, diced
1/2 zucchini and 1 carrot, grated
shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 stalk bok choy, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger root
1 small dashi packet for flavoring
about 6 cups leftover cooked rice or freshly steamed rice
Slice bacon into small pieces and cook until almost crisp. Remove most of the bacon fat, add onions, garlic and ginger. Chop/grate the rest of the vegetables and add to the pan.
When the vegetables are hot and wilting, add a dashi packet (or 1 teaspoon) of dashi powder, salt and pepper, and mix well. Beat two eggs and add to the mixture, letting them set for 30 seconds or 1 minute, then stir until eggs are cooked.
Add warm rice and stir gently until uniformly mixed, or if adding leftover cold rice, add rice with 1 tablespoon water, put the lid on the pot and let the rice steam for a few minutes until hot.