Ham-and-Egg Fried Rice

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

This quick and easy supper is a riff on your favorite Chinese takeout dish.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 thick slice ham (8 ounces), cut into ¼-by-1-inch strips

  • 1 bunch scallions, white and green parts separated and cut into 1-inch lengths

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 ¼ cups cooked white rice, rinsed and drained

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 4 large eggs


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add ham, scallion whites, garlic, and ginger; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, 2 to 4 minutes.

  2. Add rice, scallion greens, vinegar, and soy sauce. Cook, stirring, until heated through, 2 to 4 minutes. Divide fried rice among four serving bowls.

  3. Wipe out skillet with a paper towel. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium. Gently crack eggs into skillet; season with salt, and cook until whites are set, 2 to 4 minutes. Top each bowl of rice with a fried egg.

Cook's Notes

Instead of peeling ginger root with a knife, scrape off the peel using the edge of a spoon. This way, more ginger goes into your fried rice and less into the garbage.

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