January 11th, 2010

Ham Fried Rice

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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 fried rice comes pretty close. It is a little on the spicy side, so omit some of the red pepper flakes if you prefer a milder version. You can easily substitute with whatever meat and vegetables you have on hand, or leave out the meat for a vegetarian version. This is one of my family’s favorite ways to use up leftover ham.


Ham Fried Rice

Preparation 20 Cook Time 20 Total Time 0:00


  • 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


  1. Heat a small, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Add bell pepper and onion; stir-fry another 5 minutes. Stir in peas, rice and soy sauce.
  5. Cook and additional 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in reserved egg, and sprinkle with green onions.
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from myrecipes.com.  Originally published in Southern Living magazine.



  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!


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