Recently, I have really been trying to use up any leftovers that we may have. I really don’t like things going to waste. So, I had some leftover rice in my refrigerator and I had some leftover ham in the freezer. I figured that I could make ham fried rice. Next, I went on a search to find a simple recipe. I didn’t want anything too complicated. I found a recipe like what I was looking for at allrecipes.com.
The recipe there was actually only for 2 servings. The great think about allrecipes is you can put in the amount of servings that you want and it will automatically adjust the recipe for you. So the recipe below is adjusted for 4 servings, but it worked fine for my family of 5. The only things that I did differently with the recipe was omit the chili powder and I added oil to the rice when I was heating it up in the skillet. We use calrose rice, which is quite sticky. So I felt my rice needed it to help break it up. The recipe turned out great and I used up my leftovers in a new way.
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 Tbsp canola oil or vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups cold cooked rice
- 1 1/3 cups diced fully cooked ham
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed (optional)
- Dash pepper
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- In a small skillet, cook and stir eggs in oil over medium heat until eggs are completely set. Remove and set aside.
- In same skillet, cook the rice, ham, garlic powder, ginger, pepper and peas if desired until heated through. Stir in soy sauce and reserved eggs. Serve immediately. Serves 4.