Fried Rice Recipe

Fried Rice Recipe with Ham and Shrimp

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Rika Livingston


  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter (divided)
  • 2 carrots (chopped)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (julienne)
  • 5 pieces shrimp (chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 cup green peas (defrost and dry well if use frozen)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/8 pound deli ham (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt (use more according to your liking)
  • black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the carrot for about 4 minutes then add bell pepper and cook for 1 more minute.  Next, add the chopped shrimp and cook for 30 seconds. Then add peas, stir and cook for 1 minute or until the shrimp is cooked. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and until hot. Add garlic and ginger, then give it a quick stir for about 15 seconds.  Add white rice and keep stirring for about 2-3 minutes.  Set the rice to the side, make a well in the center and add 1/2 tablespoons of oil and break the egg into it. Use a spatula to scramble the egg, breaking it up into small bits. Toss the egg and the rice together. Add deli ham, keep cooking and stirring for about 1 minute.
  • Put the cooked carrots, bell pepper, peas, and shrimp back into the skillet, give a quick stir. Add soy sauce and sesame oil, keep stirring and continue cooking for about 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper if needed.
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