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Ham Fried Rice (+Video)

A super easy and filling recipe for Ham Fried Rice. Packed full of smoked ham, tender rice, peas and carrots.

A TWIST ON PLAIN FRIED RICE

The other day I was craving some fried rice. I mean – seriously craving! I had pretty much all the ingredients. I had picked up some chopped ham for a pasta salad I had planned to make later in the week but decided I would use it in this instead since I didn’t really have any other meat on hand. This turned out to be SO good and it was basically a whole meal in itself!

Potato and Ham Fried Rice shown in a large skillet with a wooden spatula.

This turned out to be the best surprise recipe of the year! Y’all, it was so, so good. I am so not meaning to toot my horn here but I am really pleased with how well this turned out. It is a whole meal in one! And even the leftovers reheated amazingly well! Also, as a side note: I know a lot of people are cooking with cauliflower these days. I am not familiar with substituting it in recipes like this but I’m sure it would totally work. Also, brown rice will work as well!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • onion
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • diced ham
  • eggs
  • cooked rice
  • frozen peas and carrots
  • lite soy sauce
  • green onions

HOW TO MAKE HAM FRIED RICE:

Dice onion. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add in diced onion. Season with salt and white pepper. Cook and stir until onions are soft and translucent. Then stir in diced ham.

Cook until ham begins to brown and get a little crispy. Remove mixture from pan. Over medium heat, add in beaten eggs to skillet. Scramble eggs and season with a little salt and pepper.

scrambling eggs in a skillet.

Once eggs are cooked, stir in cooked rice. Then add soy sauce. Note: I like using light soy sauce because it has a lower sodium level. So I can add in additional sauce without worrying it will become too salty. Add in additional soy sauce depending on your tastes.

cooked rice added to scrambled eggs in a skillet.

Then, stir in frozen peas and carrots. Stir, then add back in onions. Turn temperature down to medium-low. Stir again and cover to allow peas and carrots to get tender.

finished ham fried rice in a large skillet with a spatula.

Add sliced green onions on top just before serving.

ham fried rice shown on a square bamboo plate.

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Potato and Ham Fried Rice

Ham Fried Rice

An easy shortcut recipe for Ham Fried Rice. Packed full of yummy ham, tender rice, peas and carrots. So filling!
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add in diced onion. Season with salt and white pepper.
  • Cook and stir until onions are soft and translucent. Then stir in diced ham
  • Cook until ham begins to brown and get a little crispy. Remove mixture from pan. Over medium heat, add in beaten eggs to skillet. Scramble eggs and season with a little salt and pepper.
  • Once eggs are cooked, stir in cooked rice. Then add soy sauce. Note: I like using light soy sauce because it has a lower sodium level. So I can add in additional sauce without worrying it will become too salty. Add in additional soy sauce depending on your tastes.
  • Then, stir in frozen peas and carrots. Stir, then add back in onions. Turn temperature down to medium-low. Stir again and cover to allow peas and carrots to get tender.
  • Add sliced green onions on top just before serving.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 286mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    So I came across this recipe last night when my child sighed at the mention Of ham for dinner. I felt the same, so I googled what ingredients I had and came across this gem. I took a risk since my son isvery picky but he LOVED it!!! I did too! It was absolutely incredible. I am a huge fried rice fan, so to know that I can make my own, healthier than take out version, I am very pleased! Awesome recipe! Thank you!

    1. There should be a picture of printer next to the word print under the small picture in the recipe after the article.

    2. Hi Judith! Like the others said, if you scroll to the bottom of the post you’ll see a printable recipe format. Just print on the little printer icon under the thumbnail (small) photo and it will print out a one-page recipe sheet for you. 🙂