Western Fried Rice

READY IN: 16mins




  • To prepare cooked rice, wet your fingers and break it up in the bowl. Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium to high heat. Add some cooking oil in the bottom. Add the egg and fry until easy, soft,cook. Remove from pan and set aside. I usually will cook a very small omelette, and chop it up right before I add it at the end.
  • Add a touch more oil. Add onion and peppers and fry until tender.
  • Remove onions and peppers to a separate bowl or push to the side, add diced ham and stir fry for about 30 seconds.
  • Add oil, add rice and stir fry making sure to constantly chop and move rice around so the grains separate, lumps are what we are fighting people ;-) 'Bout 3-5 minutes depending on the heat.
  • When rice is almost done, add the ham, peppers and onion and give it a toss/stir, chop up the egg and add that too. To season remove from heat to avoid overcooking. Add the salt, pepper, sugar and lastly a healthy splash of light soy sauce and a drop of Sesame oil (use a very light hand, too much Sesame oil ruins dishes), Cook for an additional 40 seconds and it's eatin' time!