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Italian Fried Rice

Submitted by: Kristina_Vanni

Italian Fried Rice
2011-07-21 Main Dish
4.8 74

A different fried rice with an Italian touch! It uses aborio rice, pancetta, zucchini, mushrooms, and fresh basil. A fun change of pace dinner!

  • Servings: 4-6


1 cup Aborio Rice, italian short-grain rice
2 cups Water
1× 3 oz pkg Diced Pancetta
4 Tbsp Olive Oil or, to taste, divided
4 Eggs, beaten
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 Red Pepper, diced
1 Medium Zucchini, diced
1× 8 oz pkg Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms
4 Tbsp Soy Sauce, or to taste
2 tsp Granulated Sugar
Black Pepper, to taste
Garnish: Fresh Basil, if desired


Prepare rice according to package directions using 2 cups water. Cool rice, then spread onto a baking sheet and refrigerate until cold. In a large skillet or wok crisp pancetta. Remove from pan and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in skillet or wok. Add eggs and stir until scrambled, remove from pan and set aside. Add 2 tablespoons oil to hot pan and stir in garlic, red pepper, zucchini, and mushrooms. Saute for a few minutes, then add remaining oil to pan. Stir in cold rice, adding more oil as needed. Stir in soy sauce, sugar and pepper to taste. Add pancetta and eggs and toss. Garnish with fresh basil, if desired.