Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Loaded Veggie & Ham Fried Rice

I love fried rice, any kind of fried rice, and the list of possibilities for fried rice is endless ... that said, here is another recipe for leftover ham, or any fully-cooked cubed ham (of course you could use ground pork, diced chicken or shrimp instead, or leave out the meat entirely).  Delicious and so easy!


1 cup white rice, cooked according to package instructions
1 cup cooked ham, cubed (any ham will work; use leftover, cubed, sliced, whatever you have)
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
2 tbls. soy sauce (more or less depending on taste)
2 eggs, beaten (preferably farm fresh)
5-6 stalks fresh asparagus, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped/diced
1/2 cup green peas
1 cup cabbage, chopped/diced
1-2 tbls butter

*Note - add any fresh veggies you like

Melt butter in large frying pan, or electric skillet; add onion, celery, cabbage, peas and carrots; cover and cook over medium heat until al dente (or firm/tender); stir in ham and continue to cook until hot.  Add eggs and stir until cooked through; stir in cooked rice and soy sauce. Continue cooking until heated through. Add fresh asparagus last, cover and cook until just done. Serve immediately.