Celebrate with these Bacon Wrapped Bacon Rice balls!! Double the Bacon, double the fun!!
3 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup finely chopped bacon
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
2 green onions, finely chopped
Heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil in a skillet, add chopped bacon and vegetables; saute them until veggies are soft and bacon is crispy.
In a large bowl, gently combine the cooked rice and sautéed bacon and vegetables. Season with salt.
Make bite-size rice balls. Note: If you add too much vegetables or bacon to rice, rice balls can’t hold its shape and may fall apart later.
Cut the bacon strips into halves lengthwise. Take a bacon strip and wrap around a rice ball. Note: When rice balls are too big for bacon strip, rice will likely fall apart during cooking.
Secure with the toothpicks.
In a large skillet over medium-low heat and add bacon wrapped rice balls. Cook until bacon is golden crispy.
Note: You can also bake them in preheated oven @400 degrees until bacon turn golden crispy.
Photo & recipe (adapted) from: http://mistyyoon.com/2011/09/17/bacon-wrapped-rice-balls/