Monday, September 1, 2014

Fancy Ham and Cheese

Okay! This one is from my chronicles of LEFTOVERS. Just so you know leftovers don't have to be so bad. Just stay away from your microwave and make something new from a bit of this and just a touch of that. Check out my Fancy Ham and Cheese recipe!

  • Jennie O Turkey Ham Steak (or the piggy stuff will work the same) 
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • 4 tsp Honey or Agave Nectar
  • 1 tsp soy 
  • 1 tsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1tsp of pineapple juice
  • Cup of leftover rice {or packet of Uncle Ben's Ready Rice (cheese flavored)}
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 tsp Parmesan Cheese
  1. Get your pan nice and hot and coat it with some cooking spray.
  2. When the pan (oil) starts to smoke drop the ham steak into the pan.
  3. Let it cook for about 3 minutes on high and season evenly with salt and pepper.
  4. Spray, lightly, the showing side of your ham steak and then flip it over.
  5. Season the newly showing, browned side of your ham steak and begin drizzling honey.
  6. Then add soy, teriyaki, and pineapple juice and drizzle with honey again.
  7. These liquids will begin to char with the oil in the pan and glaze onto the ham.
  8. After about 5 minutes of browning and glazing you are ready to do the rice.
  9. Whether you have the easy packet rice (which is good, don't get me wrong) or some leftover pilaf from two nights ago this part is gonna take about the same amount of time. 90 seconds
  10. Heat the pan and drop in the rice and just a few tsp of water to get the rice moist. 
  11. Mix in the cheeses and stir it around a bit while seasoning (of course). 

Tips & Tricks:

If you want to make a plate look a little fancy, dress up the side dish. Just like I did with the cheesy rice in this plate. I cooked the rice and packed it into a small piece of tupperware. Tapped it gently out on to the plate and you could even go a little further by placing some form of fresh garnish on the top of the rice tower. Seems to me that kids also like destroying the sandcastle style food molds.

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