Better than Takeout Ham Fried Rice

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My obsession with ham fried rice started at a young age.  I was the pickiest eater created!  Every time we would go out to eat I would order chicken fingers, even for breakfast.  And if we got chinese food, I would order ham fried rice.  I would enjoy a big huge bowl to myself and be in ham fried rice heaven.

Luckily I grew out of my picky eater stage and grew to love all sorts of foods.  Although it took me 20 years to be able to enjoy a salad.  But there will always be a special place in my heart for ham fried rice.  I was craving it randomly for lunch.  Every time I make my fried rice recipe I am reminded how amazing it is!!  With a few little secrets to it, you can have restaurant quality right at home!  Packed with ham and delicious veggies this was so incredible.  This recipe is easy and makes quite a bit.  Even better for me because I will have leftovers for days. 🙂

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Better than Takeout Ham Fried Rice
 
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Fried rice loaded with ham and veggies that is so delicious it is better than takeout!
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups- 2 cups chopped ham
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onions (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium heat. Pour sesame oil in the bottom. Add white onion, chopped ham, peas and carrots and fry until tender.
  2. Slide the onion, peas and carrots to the side, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side. Using a spatula, scramble the eggs. Once cooked, mix the eggs with the vegetable mix.
  3. Add the rice to the veggie, ham and egg mixture. Pour the soy sauce on top. Stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated through and combined. Add chopped green onions if desired.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Seriously awesome fried rice! My husband was convinced he didn’t like pork fried rice until he tried this dish. It is so, so, so good and super easy, too. Love it! I doubled the veggies just because I was trying to use up items in my freezer before I restock and sauteed some carrots and celery along with the onion and it was wonderful! It also made enough food that I was able to reheat leftovers quickly and top with 2 soft cooked eggs for his dinner the next day and he’s already asking me to make it again! Definitely a recipe that will go into our monthly rotation!

  2. Hi,

    i’m always curious, what type of ham do people use in fried rice, those pre-cooked large glazed type something else. I don’t usually buy pork other than pork shops so i’m basically clueless on what type is needed. thanks

    1. I have done it both ways. I have just chopped up a real ham or buy the pre packaged ham. I just fry both with the veggies for a minute or two. 🙂

  3. This is the most awesome fried rice recipe!
    If you want to take it to another level add 1 tbsp minced ginger.and garlic never ruins any thing but dessert.

  4. Hi everything on your Blog look’s so good it make’s me hungry everything look’s so easy Thank You!!

  5. I made this for the first time last night & it was absolutely delicious! I had problems finding sesame oil at first, but it’s next to the stuff in the Asian section in the grocery store. I’m definitely making this again! Thank you! This reminds me of the fried rice I used to get back in my hometown. But better! =)

  6. If I can I would like to add something special to your fried rice recipes. Try cooking your rice with a couple Tbls of Coconut Oil. Makes a world of difference.

  7. Perfect recipe! Made this tonight using leftover baked Christmas ham. Everyone loved ît and went for seconds. My son said it was the best fried rice I made! Try it, you won’t regret it.

  8. Made this for my family last night, pairing it up with homemade steak teriyaki . I followed the recipe thoroughly opting out the onions (kids are not fans of onions). A couple of empty plates later, my hubby asked where did I get the take out from, lol…

    Thanks for this great recipe

  9. Is the sesame oil super strong? We aren’t huge fans but I wanted to give this a try since it looks so easy. Thanks for sharing!

  10. It looks very tasty and I wanna try this.
    Alyssa, could you please advise? I wonder 3 cups cooked rice – 3 cups dry rice before cooking, or I should measure 3 cups already cooked rice?

      1. You will want 3 cups cooked rice for this recipe. I use a rice maker and usually make a big batch of rice and use it for other recipes during the week or split it between two recipes. Hope that is a better clarification and you can enjoy this fried rice! Thanks so much for following along with me! XOXO

  11. This is fabulous! My teenage boys want a never-ending supply in the fridge to snack on. I have tried many recipes and this is my favorite! Thank you so much!

  12. Love your basic recipe, with a few of my own touches. Along with the onion and frozen peas, I added fresh diced carrot, garlic, just a little red sweet pepper and mushrooms. I sauted.saute do all the veggies in olive oil with a tablespoon of red wine vinegar and a tablespoon of soy sauce. Affair I added the ham and rice I added and TBS and a half more soy sauce. It made a perfect after Christmas ham leftover meal. Thanks for showing me the right steps to start with.

  13. I am an avid fan of Chinese food. I love the way they combine flavours to create the perfect recipe in Chinese dishes. This blog you have shared gives me some new ideas to experiment on Chinese flavours. I am going to try the sweet-sour chicken. Thank you for sharing this post.

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