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Family-Pleasing Ham Fried Rice

 Family-Pleasing Ham Fried Rice
This is a recipe that even my children love. When I make it for the whole family, I triple the ingredients and let the kids use chopsticks. It gets a little messy, but it's fun.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cup cold cooked rice
  • 2/3 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash chili powder, optional
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce


  • In a small skillet, cook and stir eggs in oil over medium heat until
  • eggs are completely set. Remove and set aside. In same skillet, cook
  • the rice, ham, garlic powder, ginger, pepper and chili powder if
  • desired until heated through. Stir in soy sauce and reserved eggs.
  • Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 1-cup serving (prepared with egg substitute and reduced-sodium soy sauce) equals 193 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 810 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.