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Ham Fried Rice

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It’s 5 o’clock, you’re hungry and exhausted from a long day, but need to eat something to eat for dinner. Ham Fried Rice is the perfect way to use your leftover ham and vegetables buried in your freezer, and it is super easy! My version uses cauliflower rice, but it is just as simple to prepare with regular rice.

two bowls of ham fried rice with wood chop sticks on the edge of the bowl and a beige napkin between the bowls

My leftover ham came from Pederson’s Farms (via Simple Grocer) because it is uncured and sugar-free! Feel free to use any ham you like.

How to make Ham Fried Rice:

With Cauliflower Rice:

Heat the frozen cauliflower rice, peas and carrots in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until heated through, about 5 minutes. (follow package instructions)

Rice, peas and carrots cooking in a large black skillet

Push the rice to the center to create a hole and add the olive oil. When hot, add the green onions.

Rice, carrots and peas pushed to the sides of the pan to create a hole for the green onions

Cook for one minute, until they start to wilt. Add the beaten eggs (mixed with the salt and pepper) ans stir to combine with the green onions.

Beaten eggs added to the green onions in the center of the rice, peas and carrots

When the eggs are set, but not cooked through, add the diced ham and toss to combine.

Chopped ham added to the scrambled eggs in the center of the pan with rice, carrots and peas

Sprinkle with garlic powder and soy sauce. Toss to combine and cook until heated through and serve.

a dark blue bowl with ham fried rice and a fried egg with wood chop stick on the edge of the bowl, all sitting on a beige napkin

Top with a fried egg and you have a super fast and delicious breakfast!

With Regular Rice:

Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet. Add the green onions and minced garlic.

Season your eggs with salt and pepper, lightly beat them, and add them to the pan.

Once they are set, push them to the edges of the pan add more oil, then add the ham.

Add the cooked rice, cooked peas and carrots, and soy sauce.

Toss to combine and cook until heated through

Notes:

  • I used frozen riced cauliflower and frozen peas and carrots to keep this meal super easy and fast. Feel free to use fresh cauliflower rice.
  • Use coconut aminos for Whole30 and Paleo, Tamari or gluten-free soy sauce for Keto and regular diets.
  • Coconut aminos are more sweet than salty so you will need more salt.

more delicious fried rice recipes:

Enjoy!!

two bowls of ham fried rice with wood chop sticks on the edge of the bowl and a beige napkin between the bowls

Ham Fried Rice

Quick and easy Ham Fried Rice is the perfect way to use up leftover ham. Whole30, Paleo, and Keto options to keep it healthy too!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: rice, cauliflower, pea, carrots, ham, eggs, recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups riced cauliflower I used frozen, but fresh works as well - or 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup peas and carrots heated
  • 2 whole green onions sliced
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten with sea salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup ham cooked, diced/chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut aminos or tamari/gluten-free soy sauce

Instructions

With Cauliflower Rice

  • Heat the frozen cauliflower rice, peas and carrots in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until heated through, about 5 minutes. (follow package instructions)

  • Push the rice to the center to create a hole and add the olive oil. When hot, add the green onions.

  • Cook for one minute, until they start to wilt. Add the beaten eggs (mixed with the salt and pepper) ans stir to combine with the green onions.

  • When the eggs are set, but not cooked through, add the diced ham and toss to combine.

  • Sprinkle with garlic powder and soy sauce. Toss to combine and cook until heated through and serve.

    Top with a fried egg and you have a super fast and delicious breakfast!

With Regular Rice

  • Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet. Add the green onions and minced garlic.

  • Season your eggs with salt and pepper, lightly beat them, and add them to the pan.

  • Once they are set, push them to the edges of the pan add more oil, then add the ham.

  • Add the cooked rice, cooked peas and carrots, and soy sauce. Toss to combine and cook until heated through

Notes

  • I used frozen riced cauliflower and frozen peas and carrots to keep this meal super easy and fast. Feel free to use fresh cauliflower rice.
  • Use coconut aminos for Whole30 and Paleo, Tamari or gluten-free soy sauce for Keto and regular diets.
  • Coconut aminos are more sweet than salty so you will need more salt.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 690mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3477IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg

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