Oneeda's Kitchen Blog

Ham and Fried Rice

Posted on: May 26, 2010


A delicious dish, cooked quickly in the Chinese way, Ham and Fried Rice may be served for supper or as part of a Chinese meal. Serve with a cucumber and tomato salad.

This recipe is easy to make, and can be made under half hour Our vegetarian friends can omit the ham and still enjoy this dish.

Ingredients

8 oz. [1-1/3 cups] long-grain rice,washed, soaked in cold water for 30 minutes and drained
16 fl. oz. [2 cups] water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 oz. French beans, cut into small pieces, blanched and drained
10 oz. cooked ham, cut into very small dice (optional for vegetarians)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 small spring onions [scallions]
I tablespoon chopped fresh coriander

Preparation

Put the rice, water and salt in a medium-sized saucepan. Bring the water to the boil over high heat. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the rice is tender and all the water has been absorbed. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

In a large frying-pan, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the eggs and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until they are set on the underside. Stir the eggs with a fork and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more or until they are just set. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the eggs to a small mixing bowl. Break up with the fork. Set aside.

Add the oil to the frying-pan and heat it over moderately high heat. Add the cooked rice, beans, diced ham and pepper to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes or until the rice is well coated with the oil. Reduce the heat to moderate and add the spring onions [scallions] and eggs. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes or until the mixture is hot.

Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the mixture to a warmed serving dish. Sprinkle with the coriander and serve immediately.

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