Leftover Ham Fried Rice

leftover ham fried rice

This Leftover Ham Fried Rice recipe is a delicious and satisfying way to use up leftover ham and rice. With a savory combination of ham, vegetables, and fluffy scrambled eggs, this dish is packed with flavor and perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Plus, it’s ready in just 20 minutes and can be easily customized with your favorite veggies and seasonings. Serve it hot and garnished with green onions for an extra touch of color and freshness.

leftover ham fried rice
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Ham fried rice

Like, seriously good
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Author Jim


  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 cups diced cooked ham
  • 2 large eggs , lightly beaten
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Green onions , sliced (for garnish, optional)


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  • Add the diced ham to the skillet and cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the ham is browned.
  • Push the ham and vegetables to one side of the skillet and add the beaten eggs to the other side. Scramble the eggs until cooked through, then mix them with the ham and vegetables.
  • Add the chilled rice to the skillet, breaking up any clumps with a fork.
  • Add the frozen peas and carrots, and stir to combine.
  • Drizzle the soy sauce over the top of the rice, and stir well to evenly distribute.
  • Cook for another 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the rice is heated through and the vegetables are tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.


Note: This recipe is very versatile, and you can easily add other vegetables or seasonings to suit your taste. Enjoy!

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