Bacon Mango Fried Rice (15 min meal)

We love this bacon mango fried rice! The mango caramelizes with the crisp bacon - so good! 3 ingredients, 1 pan, 15 min | natashaskitchen.com

I think I just discovered the next “big thing.” Well, my sister Tanya discovered it while they were on vacation in Maui. She said they ran out of groceries and all they had were mangos, bacon and rice so she came up with this fried rice. It’s wonderful and is as original as they come.

The mango caramelizes with the crisp bacon for an exotic flavor combination that will rock your taste buds. Oh and there are only 3 ingredients and it takes about 15 minutes to make!

We love this bacon mango fried rice! The mango caramelizes with the crisp bacon - so good! 3 ingredients, 1 pan, 15 min | natashaskitchen.com

Tip: This works best with refrigerated day old rice. Don’t use fresh rice or it becomes a sticky fried rice and it’s not as good. To cook rice, we use a rice maker with these proportons: 2 cups rice, 2 1/2 cups water, 2 Tbsp butter and 1 tsp salt.

Ingredients for Bacon Mango Fried Rice:

5 strips of thick-cut bacon (or 8-10 normal strips), sliced into 1/2″ pieces
1 mango, peeled and diced
4 cups day-old cooked white rice
Chives for garnish, optional but very nice

Bacon Mango Fried Rice

How to Make Bacon Mango Fried Rice:

1. Heat a large non-stick skillet (here’s the one I love) over medium heat, add chopped bacon and saute until almost crisp (5-6 min). Skim off excess fat, leaving about 1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp in the pan.

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2. Add diced mango and saute 2-3 min over medium heat until caramelized.

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We love this bacon mango fried rice! The mango caramelizes with the crisp bacon - so good! 3 ingredients, 1 pan, 15 min | natashaskitchen.com

3. Stir in day old rice until well combined and cook until heated through (2 min). Serve garnished with green onion if desired.

We love this bacon mango fried rice! The mango caramelizes with the crisp bacon - so good! 3 ingredients, 1 pan, 15 min | natashaskitchen.com

Bacon Mango Fried Rice (easy, one-pan meal)

4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
We love this bacon mango fried rice! The mango caramelizes with the crisp bacon - so good! 3 ingredients, 1 pan, 15 min | natashaskitchen.com
The mango caramelizes with the crisp bacon for an exotic flavor combination that will rock your taste buds.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: $4-$6
Cost to Make: Easy
Servings: 4 as a side

Ingredients

  • 5 strips of thick-cut bacon or 8-10 normal strips, sliced into 1/2" pieces
  • 1 mango peeled and diced
  • 4 cups day-old cooked white rice
  • Chives for garnish optional but very nice

Instructions

  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, add chopped bacon and saute until almost crisp (5-6 min). Skim off excess fat, leaving about 1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp in the pan.
  2. Add diced mango and saute 2-3 min over medium heat until caramelized.
  3. Stir in day old rice until well combined and cook until heated through (2 min). Serve garnished with green onion if desired.

Recipe Notes

Tip: This works best with refrigerated day old rice. Don't use fresh rice or it becomes a sticky fried rice and it's not as good. To cook rice, we use a rice maker with these proportons: 2 cups rice, 2 1/2 cups water, 2 Tbsp butter and 1 tsp salt.

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We love this bacon mango fried rice! The mango caramelizes with the crisp bacon - so good! 3 ingredients, 1 pan, 15 min | natashaskitchen.com

Thanks Tanya for sharing this awesome recipe with us! You should have seen Vadim and I wolf it down. (My big sis Tanya is a nurse anesthetist. No that doesn’t mean she anesthetizes nurses. She’s a nurse that does anesthesia ;). She’s basically a genius and a savvy cook.

We love this bacon mango fried rice! The mango caramelizes with the crisp bacon - so good! 3 ingredients, 1 pan, 15 min | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Diana
    February 27, 2017

    Would this work with frozen mango and freshly cooked rice? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2017

      I think it works best with day old rice but you could make it work if you cool it completely. It can get sticky if you start with warm rice. Frozen mango would be ok 🙂 Enjoy! Reply

  • Angela
    January 15, 2017

    What a great recipe…I added lime juice and cilantro for a little bit more flavor and it was excellent!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 15, 2017

      Angela, thank you for the wonderful review, I’m glad you liked it 😬. Reply

  • Augustine
    November 11, 2015

    I haven’t used your recipe lately. But, when I start, I keep going back to your site to find ideas on what to cook. This one is so good and so fast. Nice to have when you have a toddler running around while you’re cooking. I added a lot of seasoning though like garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and chili powder. It was delicious! Thank you!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 12, 2015

      Hi Augustine, Those seasonings sound great! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Olesya
    August 13, 2015

    Natash, can you suggest a good deep pan for stir frying? I need a good pan for ‘one pan’ type of cooking.
    Thanks!! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 13, 2015

      Woks are most ideal for stir-frying but I don’t have one (don’t tell anyone ;)). I use my Circulon pan – it conducts heat really well and it’s non-stick which is fantastic over high heat. I use these two pans ALL THE TIME! Reply

  • tanya
    August 6, 2015

    This stuff is so perfect…really nice pictures! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 6, 2015

      Thanks Tanya and thanks for sharing your brilliant recipe with us! 🙂 Reply

  • Luda
    July 31, 2015

    I made the dish today. It was really good! Wish i had more left-over rice, couldn’t stop eating. Sweetness of mango and saltiness of bacon – I felt like eating some fast-food Chinese, but very tasty one (and much healthier) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 31, 2015

      Oh I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 🙂 Reply

  • July 31, 2015

    This looks so interesting. I can’t wait to try it. I guess I have bacon on my mind, I made Pasta Carbonara earlier this week =) Reply

  • Luda
    July 29, 2015

    Bacon and mango?! What a pair! Lol
    Have to try it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 29, 2015

      Luda, surprisingly delicious, I hope you’ll enjoy it :). Reply

  • July 25, 2015

    Oh wow I love having fried rice the next day with leftover rice, it’s the best! This looks like such a unique and simple combination, the mango adds that natural sweetness that is found in sweet and sour dishes… I agree, your sis is a genius! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 25, 2015

      I’ll tell her you said so ;-)! Thanks Katy! Reply

  • July 25, 2015

    This looks so yummy and quiet an interesting flavour combination by the way. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 25, 2015

      Oh it really is! I hope you love it! Reply

    • July 27, 2015

      I’m definitely ready to rock my taste buds with this one! Mango with bacon? I’m glad the old saying “you are what you eat” is only somewhat true, otherwise I’d look like a big piece of bacon. What a unique flavor combo, mango and bacon? Have family in Hawaii, maybe I should visit and sample this! Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        July 27, 2015

        How awesome that you have family in Hawaii! What a perfect excuse to take a vacation! 🙂 Reply

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