Ham Fried Rice

Growing up, my dad only made dinner every now and then, but he always made some kind of Asian dish. Ham Fried Rice was one of his go-to's and I loved it! He would usually just make each of us a plain omelette and we'd put it on top of our rice and eat it that way. I always drizzled some ketchup on it for good measure to, but you can eat it however you'd like. ;)

I loved this recipe and it tastes so much like what my dad used to make for us. My oldest LOVED it and he's really hard to please so that's saying something. I added broccoli instead of peas, but you can really use whatever vegetables you'd like. This makes for an easy weeknight meal, especially if you have a lot of leftover ham from Christmas like we did.


Ham Fried Rice
Adapted from The Recipe Critic
3 cups cooked rice (about 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice)
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 small white onion, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
1-2 cups chopped broccoli (a small head of broccoli)
2 tsp. garlic, minced
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups chopped ham (thicker slices, not deli-style ham)
3 Tbsp. soy sauce (more if needed)

1. Prepare rice as desired. Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium heat. Pour sesame oil in the bottom. Add white onion, carrots and broccoli and fry until tender. Add garlic and saute for a minute. Toss ham pieces into the skillet to heat through.
2. In a small greased frying pan, pour in beaten eggs and either scramble or make into an omelette. (If doing the omelette method, chop into small pieces after it’s cooked.) Once cooked, mix the eggs into the vegetable/ham mixture.
3. Add the cooked rice to the skillet. Pour the soy sauce on top. Stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated through and combined.

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