Rice and Ham Skillet With Onions and Peas

Rice and ham skillet
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
342 Calories
11g Fat
49g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 770mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 11g
Calcium 72mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This skillet recipe makes use of any leftover ham. Combine it with frozen peas and rice to make an easy hearty dish. Top it with Parmesan cheese for a little tart kick.


  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 10 ounces) frozen peas (green, or English peas)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped cooked ham
  • 1 cup long-grain rice (uncooked)
  • 3 to 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a heavy skillet, saute the chopped onion in 2 tablespoons of butter until onion is tender.

  3. Add ham and rice; cook over low heat until rice just begins to turn golden brown; add 3 cups chicken broth. Cover and cook, stirring frequently, over low heat for 20 minutes.

  4. Add frozen peas and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until rice is tender, adding more chicken broth if necessary.

  5. Stir in 1 tablespoon butter and the Parmesan cheese.

  6. Serve and enjoy!