Ham Fried Rice {Leftover Ham Recipe}

Recreate Leftovers into a totally different meal with this simple Fried Rice with Ham. Rice is fried in a hot skillet along with coconut oil and sesame oil, then mixed with onions, fresh ginger, peas, edamame, eggs, soy sauce and plenty of ham.   

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 

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.



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.
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:)
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
Anonymous said…
I can't get the pin it button to connect. Didn't work on the ham and black eyed pea soup either. Help!