Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fried Rice with Ham and Peas

In this house, we love fried rice. It is really easy to make, and it always tastes good. Its surprising how seemingly non-related food items can be combined in fried rice, and still taste perfectly good together. For example, who would have thought that pineapples would go well with rice? Also, olives? 

Well, today, we had a bunch of old rice - old rice is great for making fried rice. In fact, it should be international law that fried rice should be made with only old rice. Making fried rice with old rice ensures that your fried rice does not end up being all mushy. Anyway, we made fried rice with honey turkey ham today. Well, turkey ham was what we had in the fridge, and I decided that if something like spam (mystery meat or pink goop) could go in fried rice and taste okay, then turkey ham would be great. I wasn't wrong there!

Check out my other fried rice recipes!
- fried rice with char siew (Cantonese honey bbq pork)

Ingredients (2 servings)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice (day-old rice preferred)
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 slices of honey turkey ham (or whatever ham you have in your fridge), diced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • dash of white pepper

  • In a heated pan, add oil and fry garlic until fragrant.
  • Add rice and turkey ham, and fry until the rice and turkey ham are evenly combined.
  • Add green peas and fry until evenly combined.
  • Make a hole in the middle of the pan, break the eggs in the hole, then scramble the eggs in the hole.
  • Push the rice around the egg into the hole, covering the hole. 
  • Wait for 30 seconds to 1 minute, then continue frying.
  • Add fish sauce, sugar and white peppper, and fry to combine.
  • Serve.


  1. Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about ham. So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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    1. Hi Carole, thanks for letting me know! :)

    2. Great that you linked in, thanks