Looking for a recipe to use up all of that leftover Easter ham?
Well,I have got just the recipe for you...our new favorite.
About a month or two ago I made fried rice for the first time. I know...such a basic dish, but I didn't know how to make it. I had a package of diced ham, and I decided to try it out. Oh, my goodness...I ate two bowls because it was sooo awesomely good. My husband said I should make fried rice or some sort every week. Just think of all of the variations you could do.
I haven't made it every week, but I have made it three times. Twice were ham fried rice, and once a pineapple fried rice with chicken. Both were excellent and I look forward to many different variations to come!
I have discovered that fried rice is just one of those make it up as you go...you don't need a true recipe. I listed the ingredients we use and how I make it, but do what works for you. This is a great way to use up leftovers.
2-3 Tablespoons butter
8 oz. ham, diced
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup diced onion, divided
1 cup diced or matchstick carrots
1 cup peas (sometimes I use regular and sometimes sugar snap)
2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, optional
Rice (4 servings)
Salt and Pepper
Heat butter in a large skillet. Add in ham, brown sugar, carrots, and half of the onion. Cook until heated through and onion is translucent. Move all of the ingredients over to one side of the pan.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs. Pour into the empty side of the pan. Scramble until cooked through. Add in the rice, remaining onions, peas. Stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add in soy sauce. Serve.
What do you put in your fried rice?