Leftover Ham and Rice Curry Recipe - Serves 6-8

Leftover Ham and Rice Curry Recipe

From 406 to 541 calories each serving


2 cups (400g or 14oz) basmati rice
125g (4 oz) butter
1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
4 cups (1L or 35 fl oz) boiling water
1 teaspoon (5ml) curry powder
1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon (1ml) cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon (1ml) ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon (1ml) ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon (1ml) black pepper
230g (8 oz) green peas (thaw if frozen)
450g (1 lb) cooked ham, finely diced


Wash the basmati rice, soak in 3 cups of cold water for 30 minutes, drain and set aside
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium to high heat
Add the onion and fry for 7 minutes, stirring often
Add the boiling water, curry powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, turmeric, ginger and black pepper to the saucepan and mix well
Add the washed basmati rice and mix well
Bring the saucepan to the boil, reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and leave to cook for 15 minutes without removing the lid
Add the peas and ham, mix well and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes (add a little more boiling water if the curry becomes too dry)
Serve hot

Recipe submitted on 21 December 2009

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