Easy Ham Fried Rice Recipe 火腿炒饭

Inspired by the Western Fried Rice from West Grill Station that had me coming back 3 times in 2 weeks. It was just a very humble dish of ham fried rice to be honest but the outlet in my neighbourhood did it so well, I could taste wok hei in every mouthful of the fried rice. Better than many other fried rice from tze char stalls in fact. And it was extremely comforting for some reason. ?

Ham Fried Rice Recipe

I don’t consume ham or cured meats regularly (and I don’t encourage anyone to eat too much of them too). But since the Western Fried Rice I ate had ham in it, I thought I would do the same for this Ham Fried Rice Recipe. Perhaps that was how the name ‘Western Fried Rice’ came about anyway, not just because it was ordered from a Western food stall.

Ham Fried Rice Recipe

I chose to use picnic ham which had a lovely pinkish hue. And I also added mixed vegetables and red pepper just to give the fried rice some vibrant colours. Otherwise, the red and brown rice would look too dull.

Easy and quick to make. Perfect for a weekday dinner. ??

Ham Fried Rice Recipe
  • 4 portions cooked brown rice
  • 6 slices picnic ham (approx. 150g), diced
  • frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled & finely chopped
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • pinch of salt
  • few dashes of ground white pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • chopped spring onions as garnish
Heat oil in non-stick pan and saute the garlic till fragrant.
Pour in the egg and spread it around the pan. Use the spatula to scramble it up.
Add rice. Stir fry with the egg.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add ham, mixed vegetables, red pepper and light soy sauce.
Season with more pepper.
Stir fry everything thoroughly till well combined.
Garnish with spring onions and serve.

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