Leftover saga – Fried Rice

Leftovers are like Tuesdays, inevitable. Sometimes you have a full meal left behind, that one is easy. Next day’s lunch. Other times you end up with parts of the meal. For this recipe I’m referring to the former.

Remember that yummy ham I made? Well, we ate it for a couple of days, but it kept showing up. Add to that some cooked white rice and a new meal was born!

This time I will not give you a precise recipe. It isn’t necessary. Think about ingredients you like in fried rice, then raid your fridge and make happy. All you need is the rice, a meat, the veggies you like and soy sauce. Honestly, there’s no science to this one.

Ham Fried Rice

Cooked rice (I had about 4 cps)
Ham, chopped (about 2 cps of the protein you’ll use)
Bacon, diced (2 slices)
1 large onion, chopped
3 eggs, beaten
Soy sauce
Garlic powder
Most veggies you like will work here

To your wok or skillet, add the bacon and cook until lightly golden. If not using bacon, add oil to the wok and go to the next step.

Add the veggies–this time I only had onions and scallions.

Add the meat/protein you’re using and cook until heated through. Remove from wok and set aside.

Add a few drops of oil (if needed), then add eggs. Swirl eggs around the wok, scrape them around in the same way you would make an omelette. Mix into the meat/veggie mixture and set aside.

Make sure the wok is quite hot, add 1 tbsp oil then the rice. Fry and stir constantly to coat rice well. Add soy sauce, for this amount I used about 2-3 tbsps. Stir it in and continue to cook and allow the soy sauce to evaporate.

Sprinkle some garlic powder…this is where I channel the artful BeniHanna chefs, and this step is optional. Again, make sure to stir it all in and well.

Now add the meat/veggie mixture. Stir it in and serve.


7 thoughts on “Leftover saga – Fried Rice

  1. Anamaris, do you ever use fish sauce in your fried rice? I think it gives good flavor but is very salty. Last time I made fried rice I put in 1/4 tsp. because my husband needs low salt.

    • I do! I left it off the recipe because I think it’s not a crowd pleaser. Hubby and I love adding it to our fried rice and stir frys. I even add a bit of it when I do my ‘bit of this and that’ dance for a dumpling dipping sauce.

      @Rachel – Thanks for stopping by, hope it’s not your last time…

  2. How I miss my wok. They are just not compatible with a ceramic-topped stove. I do have a large, high-sided skillet that I use in its place, but looking at your well used wok made me nostalgic and a tad envious. Love the use of ham in your fried rice.

  3. Jayla says:

    Ok, I thought I was making hamburgers this weekend…NOT! I am going to try the fried rice with ham! Looks yummy!

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