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Ham Fried Rice

This Ham Fried Rice uses leftover rice and ham to make a quick, easy and delicious dinner!  The perfect use for leftover ham! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 466kcal

Equipment

  • Wok

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked rice cold
  • 2 cups ham diced
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 10 oz frozen peas and carrots thawed
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients - diced ham,  cooked rice, diced onion,  lightly beaten eggs, thawed peas and carrots, and peanut oil.  
  • Make stir fry sauce by combining black pepper, sugar, fish sauce and soy sauce in a small bowl.  Stir until sugar dissolves. 
  • Heat oil in wok or skillet over high heat and add eggs.  Stir the eggs until they are softly scrambled and remove to a bowl. 
  • Add the onion to the wok and stir fry until softened and getting brown on the edges.  Add peas and carrots and cook, stirring until heated through.  Remove and add to bowl with eggs. 
  • Add ham to wok and stir fry until heated through and getting golden around the edges. 
  • Add the rice, stir fry to mix with the ham and then add the fish sauce mixture.  Stir fry until the rice is evenly coated. 
  • Add the eggs and vegetables back to wok and stir fry until evenly combined and heated through. 

Notes

Use cold, leftover rice.  After cooking rice, spread on a cookie sheet to cool and dry.  Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Leftover ham, chicken, beef or pork.  When you have leftover meats, dice them and store them in 2-3 cup portions in the freezer.  You will always be ready for a quick fried rice! 
Peas and carrots - keep bags of frozen peas and carrots in the freezer. 
Other vegetables - use whatever leftover vegetables you have - broccoli, cauliflower, whatever sounds good to you! 
Pineapple is also good in fried rice! 
Use an oil with high smoke point - like peanut or vegetable oil. 
Fried rice sauce - we use a recipe that has a Vietnamese slant to it with all of the black pepper - feel free to use your favorite sauce. 

Nutrition

Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 1590mg | Potassium: 497mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6970IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2.6mg