Put that leftover holiday ham to good use with this 15-minute, one-pot, ridiculously easy and yummy Pineapple and Ham Fried Rice! It’s easily made gluten-free, and it has a great combination of sweet/salty/umami flavors. It’s the perfect recipe to make on a busy weeknight.
Seriously- the hardest thing about this recipe is dicing an onion, carrot, and celery. I don’t know about you, but I’m in desperate need of easy recipes during the busy holiday season. If you’re feeling like you want an even easier shortcut, buy the already diced mirepoix at the store- no judgement here!
Whenever I cook rice, I almost always make extra so I have it on hand for fried rice- I made this from Mandarin Orange Glazed Salmon leftovers. Simple fried rice only takes 10-15 minutes to make if you already have cooked rice. You can buy cooked rice at the store, too. White or brown works fine in this recipe- whichever you prefer.
I love the smoky ham flavor in this rice- it’s different than other fried rice ingredients, and pairs so well with the sweet pineapple. It’s like Hawaiian pizza in fried rice form. You can use any cooked ham you want- I had a ton in my freezer still from making Instant Pot Split Pea Soup (I literally bought a ham JUST for the bone to make the soup- #FoodBloggerProblems). …