HAM FRIED RICE — Fried rice tossed with soy sauce, scrambled eggs, diced ham and veggies. Even better than take-out!
I don’t know what they put in Chinese take-out that makes it taste so good, but rarely am I able to replicate the flavors in my own kitchen. This Ham Fried Rice comes pretty close.
This is the only recipe I use when I’m craving take-out style fried rice. It’s loaded with flavor and is easily adaptable to include whatever meat or veggies you’d like.
I made this for lunch today and it’s some of the best fried rice I’ve ever had. So yummy! Thanks for the great recipe!! ~ Lisa
And it’s a seriously awesome way to use up leftovers. I always seem to have leftover rice and leftover ham. Just add a few scrambled eggs and some veggies and you’re good to go.
It’s also great with leftover pulled pork, chicken, or beef. Bean sprouts, shredded carrots, and mushrooms are also great additions. But honestly, the sky is the limit in terms of adding vegetables. And of course, a vegetarian version is also delicious.
To say my family loves this would be a big understatement. In fact, we’d all happily eat is as a main dish, although I most often serve it as a side.
It can be little on the spicy side, so omit some of the red pepper flakes if you prefer a milder version. And I should probably mention that this makes a ton.
But just like when you order Chinese take-out, you’re going to want some leftovers. As a side this will easily feed my family of five for two days, so you might want consider making half the recipe if you’re not feeding a crowd.
My family will all vouch for this fried rice being better than anything we’ve ever had at a Chinese restaurant. Why order out when you can make fried rice this delicious at home?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT HAM FRIED RICE
The first time he made this, my husband followed the recipe exactly. Now he uses the recipe as the basis for fried rice. It is amazing and wonderfully comforting food. ~ Helen
This was really good. I used 6 eggs instead of 3, and added carrots. Whole family loved it. ~ Yolanda
Delicious!! Didn’t add the pepper flakes. Husband enjoyed it too! ~ Brenna
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Ham Fried Rice
- Vegetable oil
- Sesame oil
- Produce: garlic, bell peppers, onions, green onions
- Red chili flakes
- Frozen peas
- Soy sauce
Ham Fried Rice
Fried rice tossed with soy sauce, scrambled eggs, diced ham and veggies. Even better than take-out!
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup diced cooked ham
- 1/2 large red or green bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 4 cups cooked rice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3-4 green onions, sliced
- Heat a small, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
- In a small bowl, whisk the eggs. Add eggs to skillet and cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes. Remove scrambled eggs from skillet; chop and set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat vegetable and sesame oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add chili flakes and garlic and sautee for 2 minutes. Add ham, and stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until golden.
- Add bell pepper and onion; stir-fry another 5 minutes. Stir in peas, rice and soy sauce.
- Cook and additional 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in reserved egg, and sprinkle with green onions.
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i think the flavor you are missing is msg…but not sure. this looks really delicious and fried rice is my hubs absolute favorite…i am going to make this–this week
We liked this, but would recommend leaving the red pepper flakes out unless you really like it spicy. I put less than it called for, and we like spicy food, but didn’t like our rice spicy.
Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage
I made this for lunch today and it’s some of the best fried rice I’ve ever had. So yummy! Thanks for the great recipe!!
Would Jasmine rice work ok for this recipe? I know it’s a little sweeter but all that is available in groceries during this Covid crisis. Just made your copy cat restaurant style Mexican rice…..yum. Thanks
Just made this tonight. I think that Jasmine would work nicely. We typically use basmati for everything but I think the sweet of the Jasmine would complement the ham and Chilis.
Chandera V Daniels
Following this recipe without the pepper flakes turned out Wonderful. Everyone loved it.
I followed this recipe but the garlic burned right away. Maybe adding them later would help, not sure. Also needed bit more soy sauce. Tasted a bit bland according to the fam.
The first time he mad this, my husband followed the recipe exactly. Now he uses the recipe as the basis for fried rice. It is amazing and wonderfully comforting food.