Friday, February 21, 2014

Ham Fried Rice {a family favorite and easier to make than you think!}

This a family favorite, and pretty easy to put together. It's just a little labor intensive--but if you can cook some rice, scramble some eggs, chop some ham and saute some vegetables, you can make this. And it's so worth it! Anytime I have leftover ham, I plan on making this because the fam all loves it! Mia even insisted on contributing this recipe to her 4th grade class cookbook a couple years back. Enjoy!

Ham Fried Rice

2 T. olive oil
1 1/2 t. sesame oil (Don't skip-it adds really good flavor)
3 cloves garlic
4 green onions, sliced
1 10 oz. bag of frozen peas & carrots
2-3 cups diced ham
5-6 eggs, scrambled in butter and salt & pepper
5 cups cooked rice
4-5 T. soy sauce, depending on your taste

Start cooking your rice. Meanwhile, heat the oils in a large skillet (we're talking really large). Add the garlic and saute til fragrant. Stir in the onion and the bag of peas and carrots. Saute together until the vegetables are tender; about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, scramble the eggs in 1 T. of melted butter. Salt & pepper to taste. Add the ham to the skillet and saute to brown the ham a little. Stir in the scrambled eggs and the cooked rice. Cook and stir to combine all the ingredients well and then add the soy sauce to your liking.

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