If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen me (just after the holidays) post the pic of me surrounded by a ton of plastic containers. When you visit mom and dad it’s always a time to eat like a KING and have enough food to return home with. Basically I went prepared for the leftover train. This recipe is a byproduct of that visit and the volume of irie food which accompanied us home. By now you should have guessed that I luv fried rice (there are several recipes posted here) and this one certainly delivers.
* This recipe will be enough for two people.
1/2 cup cubed ham
1/2 cup pineapple
tablespoon veg oil
1 clove garlic (diced fine)
1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
1/2 cup bell pepper (diced)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups cooked rice (chilled)
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 scallion (chopped)
Important. If doing this recipe gluten free please go through the entire list of ingredients to make sure they meet with your specific gluten free dietary needs. Especially the soya and oyster sauces.
Prep all the ingredients as this will be a very quick recipe. Heat the oil on a medium flame then go in with the garlic and cook for 20 seconds or so (don’t burn), now go in with the ham, bell pepper and grated ginger and cook another minute or so.
It’s now time to add the rice and other ingredients and stir well. I would recommend having the rice chilled as it will give you a lovely grainy texture when the dish is done. I used pre-cooked brown parboiled rice, but you can use white rice (any rice you have/like).
So simple and quick, you’ll be eating in less than 10 minutes.
You can certainly personalize this by adding any of your fav vegetables and do remember to taste at the end for salt and adjust accordingly. My rice was cooked with salt and the soy sauce I used was enough to properly season this for me. If you’d like to give it a little ‘kick’ you can go in with some diced hot pepper (your choice). I’m NOT a fan of eggs in my fried rice, but you o your thing.