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Leftover Ham Fried Rice with Pineapple | Turn your leftover ham into a quick meal that tastes better than Chinese takeout. Learn all the secrets to creating the best fried rice without a wok. {Gluten-Free}
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5 from 2 votes

Leftover Ham Fried Rice with Pineapple

Turn your leftover ham into a quick meal that tastes better than Chinese takeout. Learn all the secrets to creating the best fried rice without a wok. {Gluten-Free}
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main, Side
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: takeout
Servings: 2 to 4
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Maggie Zhu

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 cup leftover ham , diced
  • 1/2 cup pineapple , diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper , diced (yields about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 cups cooked rice overnight long grain rice
  • 3 eggs , beaten
  • Salt , to taste

Instructions

  • Mix the soy sauce and pineapple juice together in a small bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large nonstick pan and heat it over medium-high heat until hot. Add the ham and pineapples. Cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the bell peppers. Stir a few times to mix well, then transfer everything to a plate and set aside.
  • Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil and the garlic into the skillet. Stir a few times to release the fragrance. Add the rice and spread it out with your spatula. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice is lightly toasted.
  • Move the rice to one side of the pan and add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil to the other side of the skillet. Add the beaten eggs onto the oil. Let it cook until the bottom sets, 30 seconds. Scramble a few times until most of the eggs are cooked but some parts are still runny. Mix the rice into the egg, chopping and stirring to mix everything together.
  • Move the rice to the edge of the pan to make a well in the center. Pour the soy sauce and pineapple juice into the center. Let it cook for a few seconds to evaporate the liquid. Stir everything together until the rice is evenly coated with the seasonings. Let it cook, stirring occasionally, until the moisture is cooked off.
  • Add the cooked ham mixture back into the pan. Stir everything together. Taste the rice. Add a pinch of salt and mix again, if needed.
  • Serve hot as a main dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.8g | Protein: 14.2g | Fat: 16.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 1166mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 4.1g | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg