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Fried Rice with Ham and Asparagus

Yield 4 Servings


  • Salt
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 5 ounces thick-sliced deli ham, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 cups cold cooked white rice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 scallions, finely chopped

Nutrition Information

  • calories 452
  • fat 18 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • protein 20 g
  • carbohydrate 53 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 180 mg
  • sodium 837 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to boil. Add asparagus; cook until just tender, 2 minutes. Drain; set aside.

  2. Warm 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add eggs and cook without stirring until set around the edges, about 30 seconds. Break eggs into pieces with a spatula and stir until fully cooked and set, about 1 minute longer. Scrape eggs into a bowl.

  3. Add remaining 2 Tbsp. oil to skillet with ham and garlic and cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant. Add rice and soy sauce and cook, stirring, until rice is coated and very hot, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in asparagus, eggs and scallions and cook another minute. Serve immediately.