Cook ham, onion, and pepper strips in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until tender. Add tomato with liquid and remaining ingredients.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let cool.
Spoon mixture into jars. Cover jars with lids and store in refrigerator. Give each jar as a gift with a package of rice.
Note: To serve, remove lid from jar. Microwave uncovered at HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until throughly heated, stirring after 1 minute. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Christmas with Southern Living 1995