Gammon fried rice combines leftover gammon and rice with vegetables into a 10 minute, easy meal. A perfect recipe to use your roast dinner leftovers.
- Leftover cooked gammon - you can also use cooked ham or any other type of meat that you like.
- Cooked rice - use your leftovers or cook your favourite white or brown rice.
- Frozen peas and sweetcorn - or use your favourite vegetables. Leftover veggies are perfect!
- Eggs - you can omit these, but they give fried rice a lovely texture.
How to make gammon fried rice
Heat some olive oil in a large skillet or wok. Add diced or shredded gammon (pre cooked), and cook for a few minutes until the outside is slightly golden and crsispy.
Add cooked rice and vegetables to the skillet, and stir the ingredients to combine. Keep frying the rice while stirring to prevent any burning. When the rice has heated through, move the rice to the edges to create a small hole in the middle of the pan. Crack the eggs in the middle, and stir to scramble them as they cook. Gradually stir in the rice, until the rice mixture is completely merged with the eggs.
Leftover gammon fried rice can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. Keep in mind that this depends on how long you have been storing the cooked gammon and rice already.
You can also freeze it for up to 3 months. Thaw fried rice on the fridge overnight, then reheat in the microwave before serving.
How to cook perfect gammon
See my slow cooked gammon recipe for all my expert tips on cooking gammon. In general, I recommend following these tips for a great gammon joint that can be used in this recipe:
- Leave the gammon in water overnight before cooking it. This keeps the gammon from being really salty.
- Cook gammon joint in the slow cooker with a little bit of liquid. This really gives the best, juicy gammon with very little effort.
- Add any flavours, seasoning, sauces etc. after cooking.
Frequently asked questions
Can I use other vegetables or meat in this recipe? - Absolutely! This would be great with other frozen or leftover veggies. Try peppers, carrots, broccoli, green onions, edamame beans, brussels sprouts and mushrooms. You can also use diced ham, chicken or beef instead of the gammon!
Do you use gammon steaks or gammon joint? - As long as its cooked, you can use any cut or type of gammon, including marinated and glazed gammon.
More recipes to use up leftovers
Here are some great ideas to use up your leftovers.
- Vegetable soup with smoked sausage - This easy soup can be made with any vegetables or chunks of meat that you have available.
- Kale and chickpea soup with ham - Another lovely veggie soup that's perfect to add any leftovers to.
- Couscous salad with pomegranate - Add shredded meat or salad vegetables to this delicious couscous salad.
Gammon fried rice
- 600 g cooked rice
- 300 g cooked gammon
- 150 g frozen peas
- 150 g frozen sweetcorn
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Heat some olive oil in a large skillet or wok. Add diced or shredded gammon (pre cooked), and cook for a few minutes until the outside is slightly golden and crsispy.
- Add cooked rice and vegetables to the skillet, and stir the ingredients to combine. Keep frying the rice while stirring to prevent any burning.
- When the rice has heated through, move the rice to the edges to create a small hole in the middle of the pan. Crack the eggs in the middle, and stir to scramble them as they cook.
- Gradually stir in the rice, until the rice mixture is completely merged with the eggs.
This is our favorite way to use leftover ham!! It's a family favorite - so easy!
I'm glad you like it, Pam! We love it too 🙂
I"ve never heard of gammon, but i often have leftover ham so the next time I'm wondering what to do with it, I'm going to try this recipe! I've never thought of using ham in fried rice, but I bet it's delicious!
It honestly is so good - and a great way to avoid food waste!
Love making fried rice! This is a great way to use left overs!
Absolutely, Tisha! I'm happy you like it 🙂
I just love quick & easy recipes like this! 🙂
So do I, Carrie!`
Just made this, I added spring onions it was lovely !!
SO delicious!! What a great way to use up leftovers -- will definitely be making again!
Thanks Ashley, I'm glad you liked it 😀