Let’s start this dish by placing four strips of bacon on a baking sheet. Could a person use more than just four pieces of bacon for this recipe? Sure, but at the moment it was all I had on hand!

Pop this into preheated 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until your bacon is nice and crispy.

While our bacon is baking, let’s heat a tablespoon of sesame oil over medium heat and sauté 1 diced medium onion, and 1 sliced red bell-pepper.

Once those veggies have softened, to your pan add 2 cups of broccoli florets.

Season your veggies with a teaspoon of garlic powder and a few shakes of fresh ground pepper.

Once your broccoli is tender, (about 8 minutes cooked over medium heat) stir in 1 tablespoon of seasoned rice vinegar…

Two tablespoons of soy sauce and 1/2 cup of vegetable stock (or chicken stock).

Allow your veggies to steam until your broccoli is fork tender.

Don’t forget to taste your sauce! More vinegar or soy sauce, go ahead and add it now!

Remember our bacon?

Allow your bacon to drain on a paper towel, crumble it, then add it your pan of sautéed veggies!

Add a pot of fluffy white rice, hot sauce, and maybe even a fried egg on top!

Who would have thought that our four meager strips of bacon would wind up in such a lovely dish!



  • Inspired by foodnetwork.com
  • Serves 6
  • 4 strips of thick cut bacon
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli floretts
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock

2 Responses to Broccoli & Bacon Bowl

  1. Tiffany says:

    Sounds delicious! Love the addition of the fried egg on top….

  2. Melissa says:

    Thank you Tiffany!

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