Spicy Ham & Pineapple Fried Rice, 7 points+

by DanicasDaily on December 26, 2012

Happy Wednesday all!  I love that my work week is just starting and there are only two days left ~ whoever created our 5-2 work weeks had it all backwards.  It should be more like 2 – 5 or at least 3-4 lol. It was so fun to read about all the things you all loved receiving this year – for me the holidays really are all about the memories they create more so than the gifts received.

Ok….well, and the food too!  Do you all remember my love of leftovers?  For those who dig them with me, then, here are a few new ideas for using up your holiday ham.  For those who do not like leftovers, just pretend each dish is brand new lol.

This morning, I put a “Hammy” spin on my Healthy Egg Rolls.  I “fried” the tortilla up with a slice of 2% sharp cheddar and a squiggle of Sriracha, then, topped it with 1/3 cup scrambled egg beaters that I cooked with ham I “fried” in nonstick spray. (SF + 1 WPA) – 4 points+ 

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Breakfast was so incredibly tasty and kept me full for 5 hours.  I couldn’t wait to dive into our Holiday Feast leftovers for lunch.  I pretty much had a little of everything starting with more ham.

I will give the leftover loathers this one….I didn’t really change up the ham and pineapple into something new.  It was so amazing though it didn’t need anything other than a little heat.

(SF + 7 WPA) – 11 points+

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I seriously pondered eating one of these Lemon Pudding Cakes for breakfast and then with lunch.  But, I actually managed to hold off and have it for an afternoon snack with coffee.

These little cakes get a little more dense the next day with a cheesecake texture without having any cream cheese in them at all.  So lemony, tangy, sweet, creamy ~ good!

(SF+ 4 WPA) – 4 points+

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Dinner tonight is a spin on my Simply Filling Vegetarian Fried Rice Recipe.  I was pondering all the ways we could use up our leftover holiday ham last night when I realized I needed a little fried rice in my life.  Not just any fried rice, but, Honey Ham fried rice with sweet pineapple chunks and crispy vegetables. 

I totally cheat when I make this by using Trader Joe’s Frozen Organic Brown Rice Packets.  They take only 3 minutes to cook up brown rice that tastes just like you made it. 

HAM & PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE (print it!)

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tsp. dark sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced ham
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup thawed Frozen Vegetables, any type works 
  • 1/2 cup egg beaters
  • 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha Chili Sauce for some sweet heat!, optional
  • 2 green onions, diced

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Heat a large skillet or wok  over medium heat.  Add oil, garlic and ham cooking for 1 minute or until ham starts to brown a little.  Add in rice and toss /stir to mix & coat rice with oil/garlic. Add veggies and pineapple, then cook until heated through.

2.  Make a hole in middle of pan; add egg beaters and scramble until cooked. Stir entire pan, mixing egg into rice.

3.  Add soy sauce and sriracha, cooking for 1-2 minutes until the sauce is absorbed.  Remove from heat and stir in green onions.

Makes 3 one cup servings for 7 points+, Simply Filling + 1 WPA for the sesame oil

Nutritional information per serving calculated at calorie count.com

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Leftovers made over!

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Served up in my 1 cup measuring bowl ~ I have no doubt the lady bug was trying to take off with my Spicy Ham & Pineapple Fried Rice ~ It was really that good!

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One delicious day for only 26 points+! 

QUESTION OF THE DAY:

Did you go to the after Christmas Sales today?  If so, what did you buy?

It was easy to resist shopping since I had to work, but, I kinda feel like stores didn’t stock up on as many things to put on sale this year.

Night all!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gail H. December 27, 2012 at 3:35 am

No Christmas sales for me! I’m an on-line shopper, but nothing struck my fancy…yet :) I’m waiting to hear about your trip to Oz!! We will be going in April/May, to celebrate my husband’s 50th! We love leftovers, so your dishes look wonderful :) I’m making those little lemon delights over the week end!

2 Lisa G. December 27, 2012 at 6:24 am

Well….since you asked. Everything was marked down so much we couldn’t pass it up. Chocolate cookies in a tin, Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuit mix, Hershey’s chocolate covered pretzels in a tin, and five 5-lb Hershey’s chocolate bars. They were marked down to $9.91 from $34.99. (DH LOVES thick Hershey’s chocolate.)

3 carla sue December 27, 2012 at 10:02 am

I found some unique Christmas items from a specialty shop that is going out of business. Found some good deals on jammies at Macys, and hubbie 2 fav Tommy Bahama sweatshirts 50% off.

4 Bonnie December 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Hi, Have you shared recipe for Lemon pudding cakes? They look delicious.

5 Barb December 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I always say that about the 5-2 week. Whoever came up with that got it so wrong!

6 DanicasDaily December 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Hi Bonnie,

Here is the post I did where I post the Lemon Pudding Cake Recipe – they really are delicious.

http://danicasdaily.com/well-thats-the-first-time-i-ever

Enjoy!

Danica

7 Linda December 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Would LOVE recipe for Lemon Pudding Cakes! Thank you.

8 DanicasDaily December 30, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Hi Linda,

Here is the post I did that shows the Lemon Pudding Cake Recipe – they are delicious.

http://danicasdaily.com/well-thats-the-first-time-i-ever

Danica

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