Tuesday, March 10, 2009

#90_Ham Fried Rice

Ham Fried Rice

Everybody makes fried rice in the Philippines and the variety is endless.
For example, there is plain garlic fried rice, crab fried rice, shrimp fried rice, sausage fried rice, vegetable fried rice, pork fried rice, beef fried rice
or a mix and match of the above mentioned items.
This is where one can use his/her creativity and a great way to use left overs.
My personal favorite is a combination of crab meats, pork, and shrimps.

I just wanted to share with you my version using left over ham.

Start with the basic:
1) Heat about 3 tbsp.canola oil in a heavy skillet, over medium high heat, then saute chopped garlic (about 2 cloves) until they are fragrant and slightly browned. Add about 1/3 cup chopped onions and saute until the onions become translucent.
2) Then stir in some diced ham (about 1 cup or more) and continue to saute for 2 minutes followed by 1 cup of frozen peas and carrots, some diced red and green bell peppers.
3) Saute for another minute or two, then add about 3 tbsp of oyster sauce or Yoshida sauce and 1/4 cup ketchup.
4) Stir in about 5-6 cups cooked rice. Stir thoroughly until rice is well coated with the sauce.
5) Garnish with chopped scrambled eggs and sliced green onions. (optional)

1) When I use left over rice that has been refrigerated I like to warm it up in the microwave before adding it to the mixture.
2) When I use newly cooked rice, I let it cool a little bit, not completely cooled.
3) The ingredients above are just for your guide. I don't measure any of the ingredients in making fried rice, just eyeball.
4) I use frozen Peas and Carrots that comes in package. Fresh ones would work great! (When using frozen ones, do not thaw them out).


  1. Mamely, have you tried Spam or Treet luncheon meat in your fried rice? My kids eat this for breakfast with the addition on vegetables and eggs cooked in.

  2. Stephanie, no, I haven't but, I tried some sushi last night with spam and scrambled eggs. I didn't think I'd like them but surprisingly they were really good and I liked them. I like your idea of spam in fried rice. Thank you very much.
    Take care!

  3. tita boots, post din kau ng recipe ng sopas

  4. Hindi ako mahilig ng sopas kasi kaya wala akong sopas sa blog ko except yung arroz caldo. Click on the "arroz caldo" on the index at the side bar. Hayaan mo at kukunin ko ang recipe ng kaibigan ko ng masarap niyang sopas. Thanx Lyka. Take care!!!

  5. MaMely,
    The fried rice looks good. The color is great. Did you use the oyster sauce or the Yoshida sauce on this fried rice? DId you put salt? Thanks!!!

  6. I forgot to asked: How come the ketchup did not seem to show in the rice? I've never tried using ketchup in fried rice before.

  7. Anonymous, thank you for coming by. I used oyster sauce and i don't think I used salt in this as the ham and oyster sauce are already salty. without the ketchup the color of the fried rice would be very pale. I probably didn't use enough ketchup to make the color darker, just like I said I didn't measure the ingredients. I could use more ketchup, but if you use too much ketchup, your fried rice would be too moist. Thanks again and take care!!

  8. Thanks MaMely, Where can I get the recipe for the Bavarian Cream Cake?