Green Eggs and Ham Fried Rice Recipe

Looking for an easy Green Eggs and Ham Fried Rice recipe? Learn how to make Green Eggs and Ham Fried Rice using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by akhowar5

Makes 4 servings



The 15 semi-finalists for First Lady Michelle Obama's Recipes for Healthy Kids competition have been announced, and the team including Culbreth Middle School, Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools Chef/Trainer Ryan McGuire and Lantern Restaurant has been selected for their Green Eggs and Ham Fried Rice.

Recipe Ingredients for Green Eggs and Ham Fried Rice

1/2 pound of raw spinach, preferably curly-type such as Savoy
3 jumbo eggs from pasture-raised chickens, at room temperature 30 minutes
1 tablespoon of water
1 3/5 serving Coarse Kosher Salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 ounces smoked country ham, such as Edward's, very thinly sliced and torn into bit-size pieces
3 cups cold cooked long-grain brown rice, crumbled to separate grains
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Recipe Directions for Green Eggs and Ham Fried Rice

  1. Bring a large pot of well salted water to a boil. Add the spinach and immediately drain. Transfer to an ice bath for a few minutes and then drain again. Gather the spinach into a ball and squeeze all excess water from the spinach. Chop the spinach very finely and set aside

  2. Whisk together eggs, water, and salt until combined well.

  3. Heat a wok or 12-inch heavy skillet (not nonstick) over medium-high heat until hot. Add vegetable oil and ham and cook, tossing and separating pieces of ham, just until ham begins to darken, about 10 seconds. Add rice and toss to coat with oil.

  4. Reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, stirring frequently, until rice is hot, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the spinach and combine. Cover again and allow to cook 1 minute, until hot.

  5. Stir in half of egg mixture and cook, tossing, until rice is well coated and eggs begin to cook. Make a well in rice and add remaining egg mixture. Cook, stirring eggs often but not incorporating rice, just until eggs are softly scrambled, then toss with rice. Stir in scallions and sesame oil and season with salt to taste.

  6. NOTE: If you can't find country ham, prosciutto is a good substitute.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 288.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
312
Calories from Fat
106
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.8g
18%
Saturated Fat
3.4g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
217mg
72%
Sodium
603mg
25%
Potassium
421mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
37.9g
13%
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
17%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
15.3g
Vitamin A 115% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 11% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
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