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
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.
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.