We had some ham in the freezer so I went looking for a recipe to make for Paula and I tonight. I found this recipe, Veggie Fried Rice with Crispy Ham, on the Cooking Light website. It was easy to make and it turned out to be quite tasty.

If you are interested in making it, here is the recipe. First, the ingredients are:

  • 6 teaspoons dark sesame oil, divided
  • 2 ounces ham, diced
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (1/2-inch) slices green onions
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans), thawed
  • 1 (6-ounce) package fresh spinach
  • 16 ounces of brown or white rice
  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons of the sesame oil to the pan and swirl to coat. Add the ham and cook for 3 minutes or until browned, stirring ­occasionally (cover pan if ham pops). Remove the ham from pan.

Now add 2 more teaspoons of the sesame oil to the pan and swirl to coat again. Add the eggs and cook for 1 minute or until soft-scrambled, stirring constantly. Place the eggs in a large bowl.

Next add 2 teaspoons of the sesame oil to pan and again, swirl to coat pan. Add ­the onions and sauté for 1 ­minute. Add the edamame and the spinach. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until spinach wilts, stirring occasionally. Add the vegetable mixture to the eggs in the bowl.

Now add  2 more teaspoons of the sesame oil to the pan and swirl to coat one more time. Add the rice and stir to coat. Pat the rice down into an even layer and cook for 3 minutes. Stir, pat rice down again, and cook for an 3 additional minutes.

Finally, stir in the egg-vegetable ­mixture and the soy sauce. Sprinkle with ham. Serve and enjoy! It was easy to make and quite tasty!

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