Quick and Cheap Fried Rice

Quick And Cheap Fried Rice Recipe

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Shawn Chant


Serves 4-6. This is great for lunch or a quick and easy dinner. My family loves this recipe and we have it 3 or 4 times a month. It takes longer to cut up everything than it does to prepare the entree!

I usually use chopped deli ham. I get the deli to slice it about an inch thick and I use 2 slices. Or you can use one of the prechopped bags of ham found in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
10 Min


  • 6 c
    rice, cooked, cooled
  • 1 can(s)
    treet or spam chopped or
  • 1 c
    ham chopped
  • 1 medium
    onion chopped
  • 2 large
    stalks of celery chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted
  • 1 1/2 c
    mixed vegetables, frozen
  • ·
    salt and pepper or creole seasoning to taste

How to Make Quick and Cheap Fried Rice


  1. Cook mixed vegetables tender/crisp. I steam mine in the microwave. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet or pot on medium high setting til butter is melted.
  3. Fry ham, onions, and celery til veggies are tender/crisp. About 5 minutes.
  4. Break chunks of rice apart. Add to skillet, stirring til rice is hot. About 2 minutes.
  5. Add mixed veggies and season to taste.Enjoy!

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About Quick and Cheap Fried Rice

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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