Recreate Leftovers into a totally different meal with this easy & simple yet tasty Fried Rice with Leftover Ham.
I don’t want any leftovers to go to waste. But who I am fooling. After eating leftover holiday ham or that ham from Sunday dinner twice (and don’t forget the taste testing in the kitchen while I eat), I don’t want anymore ham, chicken, or whatever I cooked. I taste test so much that I don’t even eat that much when we sit down for dinner. I’m full!
Is there any other cooks out there like that???
That’s why I took this leftover down home comfort food, did a complete 360, and turned it into an Asian inspired dinner.
So when I comes down to it I created a meal that’s seems brand new and fresh, so that we can continue to eat on a budget, and I feel like I won the frugal mom award……
Save some money and try this recipe, but also try my Hawaiian Style Fried Rice! Get the Recipe HERE.
Fried Rice With Leftover Ham
- About ¼ cup sesame oil
- 2 cups diced cooked ham
- 3 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 cup chopped white onion
- 3 large garlic cloves finely chopped
- 5 cups of cooked white rice (at least a day old)
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce (optional)
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1/8 cup diced (chopped) green onion
- Add about two tablespoons of sesame oil to a wok and heat the oil on medium high heat.
- Once the oil has become hot, add the cooked ham and cook the ham for about 2 minutes or until the ham has heated through and has slightly browned on the outside.
- Remove the ham from the wok.
- Add a tablespoon of sesame oil to the wok, and allow the grease to get hot. Then, add the eggs to the wok, and cook the eggs until you have well done scrambled eggs. Remove eggs from pan.
- Next, add another tablespoon of sesame oil to the pan, and once the oil is hot add the onions and garlic to the wok. Cook the garlic and onions for about 3 to 4 minutes or until the onions are translucent in color (this is when the onions are fully cooked and look clear in color). Remove the vegetables from the pan.
- Add about two tablespoons of sesame oil, the rice, soy sauce, fish sauce, ginger, and garlic powder to the wok. Stir the ingredients.
- Cook the rice mixture on medium high heat for about 5 to 7 minutes or until the rice is a nice golden brown.
- After cooking the rice, add the ham, eggs, and green onions to the rice. Stir the rice mixture.
- Cook the rice for about another two minutes.
- Then Serve!
Please note that I am not a nutritionist, and the nutritional information is an estimate only. It varies based on the products and brands used.
This was very good. I followed the recipe exactly except we added chicken and snow peas and I didn’t use the fish oil. Thank you for sharing this!! The seasoning combo is perfect! I will be making this often!
Richa Gupta Dsouza
Fried rice is my go-to fridge cleaning recipe! Looove your version
I know right! Great way to clean the fridge! Thanks so much!
I love fried rice at home because it’s a fraction of the calories. Great idea for all that leftover ham!
Thanks so much! Yes it is so much cheaper to make fried rice at home, which is what I am all about!
Delicious Meets Healthy
Great idea to use leftover ham! I love fried rice but have never had it with ham. yum!
Thanks so much for the compliment! Pork/ham is great in fried rice. I have even had it with spam in it believe or not! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
This is such a great idea for all that leftover ham! I am saving this and trying it out for Easter leftovers!
Thanks so much!!!!!
Claudia Rinaldi Spartera
I looove fried rice, and I think our next dinner is going to be something ricy, just to have the leftovers for this!
I love fried rice too! Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!
I love fried rice too!! I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!
My honey would love this dish. And I’m in love with the snowflakes falling all over this page. How did you do that ? I’m in SoCal so snowflakes are really magical to me hehe
LOL! I used a plug in I will email the link or name to you. Thanks for stopping by!
Fried rice is such a lovely way to bring together a meal out of leftovers! great recipe
Thanks so much! I love fried rice!
Ali @ Home & Plate
I am always wondering what to do with the leftover ham from the holidays. This is a great idea and I know two teens who would love it.
Yes, sometimes I get stumped too with all of my leftovers I don’t want to go to waste! LOL – about the two teens! I am sure they will love it and probably devour it in a matter of moments. (That’s what the teens over here seem to do when it comes to food!) Thanks for stopping by!
What a comforting and delicious use of leftover ham; we’ll be bookmarking this great recipe!
Thanks so much!
Little Cooking Tips
What a yummy, frugal recipe! A perfect idea for Boxing day, when you have had enough of turkey and ham (and here we use LOTS of pork during the season)!
Thanx so much for sharing this dear Sharee!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, best wishes for an amazing 2016!
Pork City! I love it!!!! Lol. Happy New Year!