Chris and I are not huge fans of Asian food but we do love Ham Fried Rice! I had never made it before and thought it would be really hard, but it's not! This recipe makes a large quantity so we always have leftovers! The original recipe is just for fried rice, but I add ham to mine. If you wanted to you could add chicken or just leave the meat out!
Ham Fried Rice
Adapted From Heartland Fried Rice Recipe in Angel Shannon's Stick of Butter Cookbook
Makes 6 servings
1 stick of butter
3 cups cooked white rice, unsalted and cooled I have also used wheat rice and it works just fine)
1/4 cup finely minced fresh onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup cooked, diced ham
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet. Add the fresh onion and celery, cook until just soft. Break eggs into a bowl and whisk together. Pour eggs into skillet with onion and celery and scramble until firmly set, breaking the eggs into small pieces.
Add remaining butter, soy sauce and rice. Cook over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, turning rice over occasionally.
**The original recipe says to cook the rice for 20 minutes once everything is added. Since everything is already cooked at that point, I don't see why you need to cook it that long. So I just cook it for 5 minutes to warm the ham up.