Ham is a super versatile pork product. Mostly utilized in lunch time sandwiches, it can also add salty savory goodness to breakfast, casseroles, hash, and more. When bought pre-cooked, it can make for an easy protein option when preparing meals fast. Paper thin sliced ham can be added to paninis and wraps for quick grab-and-go lunches. Thick cubed ham is better for pan-searing to add that classic flavor when sprinkled atop fried rice, salads, or pizza.
Veggie Fried Rice with Crispy Ham
Full on flavor and not too high in calories, ham can bring a whole new dimension of flavor to meals. Be creative when adding ham to recipes, a little goes a long way. Thin slices or small dices can easily be spread throughout a dish for that umami flavor without over doing it on the sodium levels.
For this quick family dinner, a small amount of salty ham is crisped and used as a topping. That way you can use far less and still get a big flavor impact.