Ham Fried Rice
Another staple of my childhood diet was my mother's ham fried rice. If you are eating fried rice, I can't think of any better version than ham fried rice. I'm not sure where she would have gotten this recipe but she was a scrub nurse for a while and I bet she got it from a Filipino lady.
3 cups cooked minute rice
1 healthy sized slice of ham, diced and browned
1 can La Choy Chop Suey vegetables, drained
4 eggs, scrambled
1 stalk celery, very finely chopped up in a food processor (sauteed briefly)
1 carrot, very finely chopped up in a food processor (sauteed briefly)
salt to taste
Mix all of the ingredients together in a wok or similar large pan. Stir really well until heated through. Add soy sauce to get it to the right color. Taste it and add salt if it isn't already salty enough.