Ham Fried Rice on a white serving platter.

The Secret to Ham Fried Rice

Prep Time: 1 day
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes
Servings: 6 -8
You don't have to even leave your kitchen to have restaurant worthy Chinese food. This is the secret to ham fried rice faux takeout style.


  • 1 1/2 cups peas
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots cubed
  • 2 cups ham chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 2 green onions chopped for garnish


  • up to 2 days prior cook your white rice, we prefer Calrose
  • Steam the carrots and peas and set aside.
  • In a small fry pan add a little oil and heat to medium heat.
  • In a small bowl, lightly whisk together the eggs and add to the pan, lifting and tilting the egg and pan until all of the liquid is touching the pan and cooking and none is sitting on top of the egg.
  • Carefully flip and cook until set.
  • Remove the egg and chop.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sugar, ginger and crushed red pepper.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large saute pan, over medium heat add the rice and oil, cooking until hot and the rice is beginning to pop.
  • Add the sauce mixture, stirring to combine.
  • Add the eggs, ham, carrots and peas and stir until heated through.
  • Top with green onion and serve immediately.


Make sure you make your rice at least one day ahead, cool, place in a bag or tupperware in the fridge to store.
Nutrition Facts
The Secret to Ham Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 1331mg58%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 16g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.