Fried Rice with Ham and Pine Nuts

Delicious kitchen staples make this brown fried rice the perfect dish for an easy weeknight dinner. Topped with toasted pine nuts, it’s extra crunchy and delicious!

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Fried Rice with Ham and Pine Nuts

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes (+20 minutes chill time)


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 2 tbsp canola oil, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/4 lb sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 lb ham, diced
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced (optional)


Homemade Takeout

Satisfy your takeout cravings and create delicious, hot and fresh fried rice right at home. Start with an aromatic base of minced garlic and soy sauce sautéed with whole grain Success® Brown Rice. Then, toss in some diced ham, sautéed green peppers, onions and mushrooms along with a beaten egg for added vegetables and protein. Finally, simply top everything off with green onion and chopped pine nuts for extra crunch. Make this easy dish and get ready for a fun and savory combination of flavors!

Leftover Rice

Made too much rice? Don’t throw it out! Fried rice is great when it’s made with leftover rice. It also works perfectly with any type of rice, whether it be Success® Basmati, Success® Jasmine or traditional Success® White Rice. Leftover rice has a drier texture, which releases less moisture into the pan, making for fluffy fried rice that cooks up evenly with more flavor. You can also use freshly cooked rice, but make sure to let it cool completely before proceeding with your recipe.

Looking for more delicious fried rice recipes to make with your leftover rice? Try this Thai Cashew Chicken Fried Rice today! Craving seafood? Try our: shrimp recipes with rice.

  • This savory fried rice makes a great homemade meal for anyone craving takeout. It’s easy to put together and loaded with delicious ham and veggies, then topped with pine nuts. The best part? You can prepare it all in fewer than 30 minutes!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, or until rice is cold.

    Step 2

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large wok or heavy skillet over medium heat. Add egg and cook, stirring, until scrambled. Remove egg from wok and set aside.

    Step 3

  • Increase heat to medium-high and add remaining oil to skillet. Add garlic and sauté for 10 seconds, then add bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Stir-fry for 3 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Add rice, ham, pine nuts, soy sauce, and reserved egg to skillet. Stir-fry for 1 minute, or until all ingredients are well blended and heated through.

    Step 5

  • Garnish with green onions, if desired.

    Recipe Tip

    For the best results, prepare rice for this dish the day before and refrigerate it overnight.