All of us have our own concept of fried rice. In my case, I had this notion ever since I was a kid. Fried rice to me is not as simple as it sound; it is a medley of different ingredients collaborating together to produce colorful and great tasting rice dish. I held on this idea for the longest time and it influenced me in many ways.
As you might have noticed, I am a huge fan of ham and egg. I try to incorporate these ingredients in my dishes when I have the chance. I guess that it was also a reason why I liked this fried rice concept.
If you like fried dishes such as fried pork chop, fried chicken, or even fried fish, this fried rice recipe goes well with them. It is also perfect as a stand-alone meal because it has all the components of it. Before I forget, I just had lumpiang Shanghai with my fried rice for dinner and I thought that the pair was amazing.
Try this Fried Rice recipe. Enjoy!
- 4 cups leftover steamed white rice
- 4 ounces ham, minced
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 cup frozen green peas
- ½ cup chopped green onions
- Gently mash the leftover rice using your hands to loosen it. Make sure that your hand are clean.
- Add salt and garlic powder and toss. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat the cooking oil in a frying pan.
- Once the oil becomes hot, sauté the minced ham. Continue to cook the ham for 1 minute.
- Put the ham on one side of the pan. Pour-in the beaten eggs. Cook one side for 1 minute. Flip the egg and cook the other side for another minute. Separate the eggs into multiple pieces by letting the tip of the spatula run through in a chopping motion.
- Add the rice. Cook and continuously toss every minute for 5 minutes.
- Put-in the green peas. Toss and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a serving plate. Top with chopped green onions.
- Serve. Share and enjoy!