What to Do With Leftover Ham?

Easy Chinese recipes using cooked ham

If you've cooked a large ham for Easter or any other family gathering, you're probably going to have leftovers. From fried rice to egg foo yung, these easy Chinese recipes are a great way to use up leftover cooked ham.

Be sure to refrigerate the leftover ham within 2 hours and use within 3 to 4 days. Ham can also be frozen–for best results, use within 1 to 2 months.

  • 01 of 06

    Fried Rice With Ham

    Fried Rice with Ham

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    Fried rice is one of the easiest Chinese dishes to make - this fried rice with ham recipe combines peas and cooked ham with Chinese seasonings.

  • 02 of 06

    Shrimp Fried Rice (With Ham)

    Shrimp Fried Rice
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    This shrimp fried rice (with ham) dish uses only 4 ounces shrimp, in order to keep the shrimp flavor from overpowering the other ingredients. If you like, you can leave the shrimp out altogether and turn it into ham fried rice.

  • 03 of 06

    Egg Foo Yung Stir-Fry

    Stir fry egg recipe

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    You can use cooked ham in place of the Chinese sausage for this delicious egg foo young stir-fry.

  • 04 of 06

    Winter Melon Soup

    Winter Melon Soup

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    Traditionally, sweet, delicate winter melon (Dong Gua) is both a soup ingredient and the tureen, as the soup is served inside the hollowed out melon. Intricate designs are often carved on the melon's outer skin. You will love this winter melon soup recipe!

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  • 05 of 06

    Chinese Creamed Cabbage

    Chinese Creamed Cabbage

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    China is not generally known for its creamed dishes, but, in this Chinese creamed cabbage recipe, cabbage is lightly coated with a cream sauce and garnished with chopped ham and scallions.

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    Longevity Noodles

    Longevity Noodles

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    This simple longevity noodles dish is basically an egg drop soup served over noodles, with leftover ham and green onion for a garnish.