The traditional Easter meat with a traditional Middle East pasta, stir fried with veggies and then simmered with a chicken broth mixture. Ham stir fry? Yes, indeed! Ham leftovers never had it so good. Everyone who has tried this has loved this savory stir fry.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To Make Couscous: In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, until fluffy. Cover and set aside.

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  • In a small bowl, combine broth, cornstarch, soy sauce, brown sugar and ginger. Mix together and set aside.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet or wok. Add garlic, broccoli, cauliflower and carrot; stir-fry for 7 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender (add water as needed if pan gets too dry).

  • Stir broth mixture and pour over vegetable mixture in skillet, then stir in ham and water chestnuts. Cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in almonds. Serve stir fry over hot couscous.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 12.9g 26% DV; carbohydrates 46.6g 15% DV; fat 8.9g 14% DV; cholesterol 11.2mg 4% DV; sodium 994.3mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2006
Do not put in the water chestnuts or the almonds. I love almonds and even though there's only 2 tbsp. of it everytime I took a bite that's all I could taste. The ham was great in it I put much more because I feared that all I would taste were the vegetables. Also use caution if you add a little bit of water. It will start sizzling and you could get a minor burn.(You don't even need to add water ) Other than that I think you'll enjoy it. Even though I HATE cooked broccoli I could barely tell it was broccoli. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2011
This is average. We used cubed ham and that was a mistake. The flavor didn't come through. Also I think it was a bit too much cornstarch. Read More
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40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2006
Do not put in the water chestnuts or the almonds. I love almonds and even though there's only 2 tbsp. of it everytime I took a bite that's all I could taste. The ham was great in it I put much more because I feared that all I would taste were the vegetables. Also use caution if you add a little bit of water. It will start sizzling and you could get a minor burn.(You don't even need to add water ) Other than that I think you'll enjoy it. Even though I HATE cooked broccoli I could barely tell it was broccoli. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2003
This is a colorful simple delicious dish. It would be very good served over rice too. We omitted the almonds because of allergies and the kids would have done better without the water chestnuts but I loved them. I'm definitely going to make that one again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2003
Too sweet only use 1 or 2 Tb of brown sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2007
Great recipe when your tired of the same old stuff for dinner. I used a pre-packaged fresh brocoli and carrot stir fry (obviously left out the sauce). Left out water chestnuts because I just couldn't find them. I only used 2 tablespoons of cornstartch. I thought 1/4 cup was a lot. I dilute my cornstartch with a few tablespoons of very cold water before adding to any recipe. That way you don't use as much and aviod it from turning to sludge later! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2003
OUTSTANDING! My whole family loves this dish it's now my husband's favorite. It was also a great introduction to couscous something I had never made before but make often now! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2011
This is average. We used cubed ham and that was a mistake. The flavor didn't come through. Also I think it was a bit too much cornstarch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2010
This was delicious. Great flavor just added some sugar snap peas in the end. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2005
This was a very good supper my kids all loved it. I did change it a bit. I used brown rice instead of couscous and I omitted the sugar water chestnuts and almonds. It was very tasty and I will make it again. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2003
an ok meal. not very savory. if i make again i would spice it up a bit. use a bit less sugar its too sweet. Read More
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