5 from 3 votes

Fried Rice with Vegetables & Ham Recipe

This fried rice with vegetables and ham is a delicious tasty way to use up leftover long grain rice, turning it into a tasty side dish or light lunch or dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 310
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 4 teaspoons peanut oil or other neutral oil like grapeseed or canola
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 8 ounces diced cooked lean ham
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic, or to taste (I used jarred)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger, or to taste (I used jarred)
  • 3 cups cooked long-grain rice (preferably basmati and preferably chilled)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup rice wine, sherry, dry white wine, stock or water (I used sake)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallion (optional)

Instructions

  • If the peas are frozen, soak them in cold water to defrost them while you begin cooking.
  • Put 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large skillet set over high hear. When hot, add the onion, carrot and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until they soften and begin to brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Lower the heat if the mixture begins to scorch. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and toss in the ham.
  • Put the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the skillet and then the garlic and ginger. Stir once or twice and after about 20 seconds, begin to add the rice a little at a time, breaking up any clumps with your fingers and stirring well to combine everything. Add the peas and cook for 1 - 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Make a well in the center and more the lightly beaten eggs into it. Scramble them a little, then when they are almost done, incorporate them into the rice.
  • Add the vegetables back into the pan and stir to combine well. Add the rice wine and cook, stirring continuously, for about a minute. Add the soy sauce and sesam oil (if using). Taste and add the salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the scallions.
  • Serve immediately while hot.

Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *8
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *6
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *5
Nutrition Facts
Fried Rice with Vegetables & Ham Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 55
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.1g9%
Carbohydrates 46.4g15%
Fiber 3.1g12%
Protein 14.6g29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: ham fried rice, healthy fried rice, veggie fried rice