Fried Rice Recipe & Interesting Blog: Gluten Free Frugal

Gluten Free Frugal–a blog I stumbled upon today. It’s not dairy free, but the information is good. Thought some other folks might be interested in it too.

Includes an interesting article My 5 Basic Rules for Eating Gluten Free On A Budget.

 GFCF Fried Rice


  • 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cups cold, cooked rice (1-cup dry makes 3-cups cooked)
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables or peas and carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or 1 or 2 tablespoons GF soy sauce or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • Optional: 2 eggs-beaten, tofu, chicken, beef, pork, ham, sliced hot dogs etc., about 1-cup chopped into bite-sized pieces.

Cut the bacon into small pieces. Place in a very large skillet or wok. Add onion. Fry until the onion and bacon are both lightly browned. Add the rice, frozen veggies and black pepper. Stir-fry until the rice is coated with the bacon fat and the veggies are thawed. Add salt or soy sauce and if desired any combination of the optional ingredients. We usually add 6 to 8-ounces of cubed tofu because the kids both like it. (I don’t know why my kids like tofu, but they do.) Adding the eggs is traditional, but we don’t always do it. If you do add the eggs then move the rice mixture to one side of the pan. Pour the eggs into the empty side of the pan and scramble as desired. After cooking them a minute or two, stir them in with the rice and veggies.

Continue to fry everything together until piping hot. Serve in bowls with chopsticks or a spoon. If you’re kids are veggie-friendly then a pound of frozen stir-fry veggies may be substituted for the mixed veggies. This isn’t as popular at our house, so I usually use mixed veggies instead. If you’re avoiding bacon then feel free to omit it and use 3-tablespoons of vegetable oil instead.



Filed under GFCF, GFCF Recipes, Low Cost Foods

8 responses to “Fried Rice Recipe & Interesting Blog: Gluten Free Frugal

  1. Hiya! Thanks for the shout-out! 🙂

  2. My pleasure Tenille. We frugal folks gotta stick together 🙂

  3. Me

    GFCF? This looks great even NOT on the diet!!

  4. speaking for the cats of the world

    Ohhhh…..what a yummy sounding recipe….
    And 😉 me with some bratwurst looking for a recipe to cook them in!!

  5. Mrs. T (South Africa)

    Thanks for taking your time to reply…

    Sometimes I just want to return to the USA where things are more widely available for people with special dietary needs.
    Things here are very expensive but we are learning to make do as at the moment we feel that this is the place the Lord wants to be. However my son’s dietary requirements are becoming a bit of a problem, he is allergic to a bunch of stuff and he has a deadly allergy to peanuts, we have to carry an Epi-Pen everywhere we go. Most of the oats and cereals here and almost anything that is processed has traces of nuts or peanuts with warnings on it except maybe some of the baby food products.

    Lentils and chickpeas are pretty inexpensive and I think that it would be a good solution.

    The Gluten Free Noodles were around 3 up to 6 dollars for 250g, approx: 1/2 pound.

    We have a few ethnic shops so I will look into the Chinese shops (although I worry about peanut contamination) and the Indian shops as they use chickpea flour and lentil flour so I can give it a try prior to invest on a grain mill.

    However I think a grain mill will be our best option.

    Thank you once again for your hard work and advise.

    God Bless…

  6. KriswithMany

    Yummy! We aren’t planning on doing GFCF, but that looks just plain good.

  7. I’m going to have to try this one! My eldest is sensitive to nitrate and nitrite chemicals, but I found some bacon on sale at Trader Joe’s that was free of all of that. This’ll be a great way to stretch it, plus I have always loved fried rice!

    Do you have a specific brand of GF soy sauce you like? I have only found one brand so far, but I keep looking for others since it is so pricey.

    I have never liked peas. This will be a great way to get myself to eat them. 😀

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