Do you order the ham fried rice at Chinese restaurants? We do. My family likes it a lot. But they love this homemade version even better! This ham fried rice is loaded with veggies, so it’s a lot more nutritious as well. It’s a great weeknight meal because it’s easy and quick.
This recipe is perfect for using up leftover ham. To be honest though, my family likes it so much that we buy ham just so we can make it. It’s simple, but everyone loves it! You can use whatever veggies your family likes.
Another benefit of making your own ham fried rice is that you save a ton of money. And I’m all for that! This recipe makes quite a lot, so make sure you are using a large skillet. Or of course you can cut it in half if you have a smaller family. But the leftovers are pretty fabulous, so you could just make extra.
- 3 strips bacon, diced
- 1 large onion, diced
- 3-4 carrots, diced
- 1 1/4 cups diced celery
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 2-3 cups diced ham
- 2 cups frozen vegetables of your choice (we like peas and corn)
- 6 cups cooked rice
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- Salt and pepper to taste
Brown bacon in electric skillet or wok. Drain off most of the grease. Add vegetables and saute until tender. You can add a little water if you need to. Add ham, frozen vegetables, and rice. Cook and stir till heated through.
Scoop the mixture to the side and add the eggs to the empty part of the skillet. Cook and stir till they start to cook. Stir into the rest of the rice mixture. Season to taste. Serve with soy sauce if desired.