Let’s face it. White rice can be a little bit dull and boring. So if you have some leftover white rice or you just want more flavor in a side dish, try this easy Ham Fried Rice! Fried rice is usually made up of rice, vegetables, scallions, eggs and meat. The thing that is fun about making your own fried rice is that you can customize the flavors and ingredients to your liking. You can switch things up and add more or less of any of these ingredient (or even add different ingredients such as bean sprouts, snow peas or mushrooms!) I made this with some leftover white rice, leftover ham and some frozen vegetables that we had at another meal. It made so much that I even had leftover fried rice! Leftover leftovers. Win-Win!
Here’s what I used:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup cooked, diced ham
1 cup frozen peas & carrots mix, thawed
3 tablespoons. sliced scallions (or green onions), divided
2 -3 eggs, lightly beaten
3 c. cooked white rice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 teaspoons sesame oil
In the vegetable oil, over medium heat, saute the diced ham, 2 T. of the scallions and the peas/carrots mix until the vegetables are tender (about 4 – 5 minutes.)
Push to the side of the skillet or wok. Turn the heat to low and pour in the beaten eggs and allow to sit over low heat. Stir gently until they start to set.
Add the rice, soy sauce and sesame oil.
Fold the rice into the vegetable and stir gently until everything is coated evenly. Garnish with the remaining scallions. Serve hot!