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how to make fried rice with ham

Ham Fried Recipe Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Chinese


This easy, ham fried rice recipe is such an awesome weeknight meal. It uses simple ingredients like @SmithfieldBrand’s Anytime Favorites, and frozen veggies, and is done in under 30 minutes. #sponsored #dairyfree #friedrice



For the fried rice:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 package Smithfield® Anytime Favorites® diced ham
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 3 cups cold, cooked rice
  • 23 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 large eggs, scrambled
  • 1 1/4 cup frozen peas and carrots

For garnish:

  • Green onion, thinly sliced
  • Toasted sesame seeds


  1. Heat a large skillet *affiliate link or wok to medium-high. Add olive oil and sesame oil and heat until shimmering.
  2. Add ham, garlic and green onion. Sauté until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Mix in rice and soy sauce, breaking up rice as needed, until evenly coated, about 5 minutes.
  4. Make a well to cook the eggs in the middle of the pan. Add scrambled eggs, and stir within the well until cooked. Once cooked, stir egg into rice.
  5. Add frozen peas and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
  6. Adjust seasoning to taste and garnish before serving.


To make this recipe gluten free, substitute tamari for the soy sauce.

Keywords: easy, dairy free, gluten free option