Maybe it’s a southern thing, but for every bit many years every bit I tin remember, ham has been the primary assort at Easter sun dinners. My theatre unit of measurement loves ham. We used to hold upwardly invited to dinner amongst friends when all our children were small. There was e'er an Easter egg hunt, prizes, a wonderful whole ham cooked inwards Coca-Cola past times our friend Elena, casseroles, as well as desserts. Our immature lady Allie was e'er concerned that nosotros would get plenty left over ham to brand Creole Fried Rice. I’ve had this recipe for to a greater extent than than 25 years as well as thence my kids grew upwardly eating this uncomplicated dinner. Maybe someday they volition have families of their ain as well as wishing to brand this delicious rice dish.
Check the pantry as well as banking concern jibe to see if you lot convey uncooked rice, eggs, salt, cooking oil, onion, celery, ham, soy sauce, dark-green onions as well as a few frozen peas. The master copy recipe calls for bacon drippings, dark-green pepper as well as no peas. Whatever – nosotros convey adapted as well as improvised over the years. Adding peas was belike my agency of sneaking inwards a few extra veges when the kids were small. Besides peas expect good in a rice dish! You tin utilization whatever leftover meat such every bit chicken, beef, pork or fifty-fifty tuna. I’ll listing the master copy recipe below as well as banking concern complaint my adaptations.
Cook as well as cool rice. Beat together eggs as well as salt.
Chop dark-green onion, sweetness onion, celery, as well as dark-green pepper if desired. Set aside.
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Heat skillet to moderate temperature, add together oil, as well as create eggs until firm.
Remove eggs to a plate as well as cool.
Add the bacon drippings (I used additional vege oil) as well as saute the sweetness onion as well as celery. Also saute dark-green pepper if using. Wilt the vegetables but create non overcook.
Add the cooked rice, ham, cutting upwardly eggs, peas and soy sauce. Stir as well as create only until heated through.
Garnish amongst chopped dark-green onions as well as serve either hot or cold.
This dish is nearly ameliorate the adjacent day. Serve amongst additional soy sauce if desired.
So if you’re looking for something to create amongst your leftover ham give this a try!
Creole Fried Rice
Recipe from my Mom, Betty
1 loving cup uncooked rice (I used chocolate-brown rice)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 tablespoons bacon drippings (I did non utilization – added to a greater extent than stone oil inwards house of bacon)
1 loving cup onion, chopped
2 tablespoons dark-green pepper, chopped (I did non use)
1/2 loving cup celery, chopped (I used a lot more)
1 tablespoon soy sauce (I used Liquid Aminos)
Chopped dark-green onion
1 loving cup frozen peas (not included on master copy recipe)
1 1/2 cups chopped tuna, chicken, ham, beef or pork
Cook as well as cool rice. Beat together eggs as well as salt. Heat skillet to moderate temperature. Add oil, as well as create eggs until firm. Remove as well as cool. Place bacon drippings inwards skillet. Add onion, pepper as well as celery. Wilt but create non overcook. Now add together rice, cutting upwardly eggs, chopped meat, (peas if desired) as well as soy sauce. Garnish amongst chopped dark-green onions. Serve either hot or cold.
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