This is one of those recipes that I have been making for years. It's so easy to make and all my kids love it. We like to serve it with either eggrolls or Korean Mandu but....... kimchi is a must!
Ever since we started the adoption process from S. Korea for our daughter in 2000, we have become addicted to all Korean food and we always have a gallon size jar of kimchi in the fridge.
Ham Fried Rice
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup ham steak, cubed
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
4 cups long grain rice, cooked, cold
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup celery, chopped
5 tablespoons light soy sauce (to taste)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
toasted sesame oil
Pour cooking oil into a nonstick wok or large heavy skillet. Preheat over medium-high heat. Add the ham and cook until cooked. Add celery, green onion; stir-fry for 1 minute.
Add the cooked rice, peas, and soy sauce. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until mixture is heated through. tossing gently to coat all of the ingredients with the soy sauce.
Push rice mixture to the sides of wok. Add the lightly beaten eggs to the center of the wok or skillet. Cook and stir about 1 minute or until the eggs are completely cooked and well mixed with the other ingredients.
Add several drops of toasted sesame oil and pepper to taste. Stir until the ingredients are well mixed and serve immediately.
The nice thing about this recipe is that everything is cooked in the same pan and you just keep layering on the flavors.
The peas can go in straight from the freezer. Easy
Peasy! Sorry........I couldn't resist!
The only thing that has to be prepared ahead of time is the rice. I use a Korean sticky rice that I get at our local Korean Market. It must dry out in the fridge over night so you don't end up with a dish that is too wet and gloppy. Adding the soy sauce with it helps to break up the cold rice.
For the home cook. the beauty of Fried Rice is that it's very adaptable. It's perfect for those nights you are cleaning out the fridge and want to get rid of any leftover meat and vegetables.
mmmmm! One of my quintessential comfort foods!