This Ham Fried Rice is easy to make, with fresh cut veggies. It will feed your family and makes enough to share (it can easily be cut in half).Makes about 8 1/2 cups
4 1/2cups Basmati Rice, cooked and cooledsee note
28-ozHam steaks, choppedabout 3 cups
5 Eggs, scrambled and cooked
1 1/2cups Cabbage, chopped
1/2yellow onion, chopped
1/2cupGreen Onions, chopped
1 1/2tspminced garlic
1/2cupSoy Sauceor more to taste
2 tbspButter, divided
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Cook your rice as directed on the package, and then spread it out on a baking sheet to cool. Scramble your eggs and set aside. Chop up your ham steaks. Chop up your cabbage, carrots, and onions.
In a large skillet, add in 2 tbsp of water and 1 tbsp of butter, add your carrots and cook partially on medium heat. Let these cook until they slightly start to soften. You still want them to be pretty crunchy. About 5 minutes.
Add in the chopped yellow onion and the minced garlic with the carrots and let it cook until the garlic becomes fragrant and onion starts to become translucent. The carrots should be crisp tender at this point, not fully cooked and not too mushy.
Add in 1 tbsp. of butter and the ham. Cook until the ham begins to brown.
Add in chopped cabbage and cook until the green color brightens and it almost looks wilted.
Mix in the cooked scrambled eggs, and then the rice. Mix until fully combined.
Soy sauce is all that is needed for seasoning. Start our with 1/2 cup, mix very well and then add more to taste as needed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add in the chopped green onion. Stir again and adjust seasoning as needed.
Enjoy! Save the leftovers for another meal, or share with a neighbor! This will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days.
This recipe can easily be cut in half.
It is easily adaptable. Add those peas if you love them, add in pineapple for a sweet addition to compliment the ham, replace the ham with chicken, and leave out the ingredients you may not like.
Soy Sauce is all that is needed for the perfect seasoning that won't over power the fresh veggies. Start out with 1/2 cup and slowly add more as needed. I usually only add 1/2 cup, then let people add more soy sauce to their liking.
Canned or frozen veggies will work. Let them thaw before adding or if using canned rinse them before adding.