Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ham Fried Rice {Leftover Ham Recipe}

I hope everyone is having a wonderful morning? I finally used up all of the leftover ham from Easter. We put a pretty good dent in the ham itself, so there wasn't really too much to freeze. I think I had just enough to make two additional meals.

I used the ham bone with all the yummy ham bits to make a big pot of beans. Northern Beans is one of our favorite meals to make when we have leftover holiday ham. I love to take leftovers from one meal and turn them into a whole new dish. It surprises me at what you can come up with. 


I had less than 2 cups of chopped ham left, so I made Ham Fried Rice which turned out fabulous! I actually think any type of leftover meat would work in this recipe (chicken, pork or beef). 

You can use white or brown rice, so it's really versatile.  I have to admit it comes pretty darn close and taste just as good as take out fried rice. I think next time I will try adding some edamame and see how that goes over. 




Ham Fried Rice 
{mommyskitchen.net}

4 - cups cold cooked white or brown rice (leftover is best)
1 1/2 - cups cooked ham, diced
2 - teaspoons sesame oil
2 - teaspoons coconut oil
1/2 - cup frozen peas or edamame, shelled
1 - cup broccoli slaw  
1/2 - cup white onion, chopped
1 - clove garlic, minced
1 - teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
2 - eggs
2 - tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 - tablespoon teriyaki sauce


In a wok or large skillet,  heat the sesame and coconut oil together over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, peas or edamame, ginger and broccoli slaw. Stir fry until tender (about 5 minutes)

Crack eggs into pan and scramble, mixing throughout the vegetables until the egg is cooked. Add rice and ham, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. 

Remove from heat and  gently stir in the soy sauce and teriyaki sauce. Serve immediately. 

Servings: 5-6
 
Cooks Tip: When making fried rice it's best to use day-old or leftover rice.  If you don't have any on hand, prepare a batch early in the morning and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. 


I have included some step by step photos to show you how easy this dish is to prepare.


Enjoy!

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8 comments:

Michelle said... #

It's funny that you posted this. I made the same thing, only with left over chicken. Great minds think a like.

Tina Butler said... #

I think fried rice is great with any type of leftover meat. I bet your chicken fried rice was good as well.

Marsha Baker said... #

Looks wonderful! I've never made it with ham but do LOVE some fried rice. Thanks for sharing - great tutorial!

Anonymous said... #

I just made this last night and the only thing I changed was the rice. I used yellow rice and it was awesome. Great recipe.

Leslie said... #

We so love fried rice, and I need to try your recipe out! Love all the instructional pics! Beautiful:)
Blessings,
Leslie

Leslie said... #

Mmmm. I love love love fried rice...Adding ham was the perfect touch

Janet said... #

I "lost" your blog a while back after my computer crashed. I had it saved in my "favorites" and could not remember the name of it! I rediscovered it today after I found one of your recipies I had printed out and stuck in a cookbook. I am so glad I came across it again! You have some great recipies and I can't wait to use some of them again soon!

shirley canner said... #

this is great made with spam ,i have made this for years and do it the same as you x