Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pork Fried Rice - A Great New Year's Eve Snack

There are many benefits to thinking ahead for New Year's Eve. For instance - when you get home after a great New Year's party it's always a good idea to have a snack to ease the effects of all the glasses of champagne. Even when I've had parties at my home and people have stayed until the wee hours I've always found myself making a snack for my guests before they go home.

Recently after making a turkey and ham for Thanksgiving, I found myself with lots of ham leftovers. One night I decided to use the ham to make pork fried rice for dinner. It was a hit with my husband and really easy to make.  This alone makes it the perfect after New Year's party snack so you'll wake up feeling ready to take on the New Year.

Pork Fried Rice (with ham) 
Adapted from

1/2 cup onion, sliced
1/2 cup celery, diagonally sliced
2 cups ham, diced
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons oil
3 cups cooked rice, cold
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 egg, slightly beaten
pinch of hot pepper flakes or cayenne, to taste
2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
Sauté onions, celery, and ham in oil until vegetables are tender crisp.Add rice. Combine pepper, salt, egg and soy sauce.
Stir into rice mixture. Cook, stirring 2 to 3 minutes or until heated.


  1. Great looking snack or dinner! And superior planning skills for coping with the bubbly.

  2. Yum..that is wonderful recipe! I love the photo!

  3. Oh, yes, that IS the best snack!1 That sounds about right....

  4. I like rice almost with everything :) This recipe looks nice

  5. I alway prepare a late snack for guests (and me!) Fried rice is a favorite and so adaptable. Grand idea. Happy 2011! May it bring you all good things.

  6. Mmmm....thanks for this idea for my leftover ham!


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