Emergency “Dump ‘n Bake” Fried Rice

This recipe was conceived as an emergency, ultra low-effort side dish. Just dump all the ingredients in a pan, and shove it in the oven. End result: seasoned rice that's amazingly similar to wok-tossed fried rice! Every grain of rice is perfectly cooked and fluffy, and the bacon even goes golden!
Servings: 5 yield(s)
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
    Baked Fried Rice
  • 1 1/2 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cup chicken or veg stock
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cup frozen diced veg
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup bacon (uncooked) or ham
  • Finishing
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup green onion
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C / 390°F (180°C fan).
  2. Mix ingredients in baking dish: Place all Baked Fried Rice ingredients except bacon in a baking dish (~22 x 32cm / 9 x 13"). Stir, then spread rice evenly across pan.
  3. Top with bacon: Scatter bacon across surface.
  4. Bake covered 40 min: Cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes.
  5. Bake uncovered 15 min: Remove foil. Bake uncovered 15 minutes – this will colour the bacon. Liquid should be absorbed, rice should be cooked (but will seem wet, will absorb and soften while resting).
  6. Rest 10 min: Cover loosely with foil, stand for 10 minutes.
  7. Fluff: Add green onion and sesame oil. Fluff rice with fork, marvel at how perfectly cooked the rice grains are. Serve!