Festive Asian Style Ham and Rice Salad
This Asian ham and rice salad with persimmon and pomegranate makes a great side dish for festive table on holidays – including Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year dinner party. The vibrant colors will bring up the appetite.
When it comes to the holiday season, food becomes the main focus on many occasions. There are many parties to attend, or parties to host. Gathering with loved ones and sharing food that has been made with love brings a precious memory in our hearts.
Preparing the food for a holiday gathering shouldn’t make you slave away in the kitchen, though. In fact, it should be easy and stress-free so that you can spend more time enjoying the spirit of holiday with your family and friends.
Festive Ham and Rice Salad for Holiday
Whether you are hosting the parties or attending the parties, I wanted to share a very delicious salad recipe that everyone can enjoy: the festive Asian style ham and rice salad! It is super easy and quick to fix. This will be a great side dish salad for a Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year dinner parties. It is wonderful to bring as a potluck dish since it travels so well.
If you have leftover ham from holiday meal, this salad will be the rescue. You can make it ahead of time, too. The Asian style dressing binds the ham, rice and the winter fruits so nicely.
I used uncured ham for this recipe. It was really juicy, tender, not overly salty like other hams.
Simple Asian Salad Dressing
- pineapple juice
- lemon juice
- rice wine vinegar
- sesame oil
- dried minced onion
- toasted sesame seeds
The pineapple dressing is very simple. Just whisk all the dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, and toss together. You can serve immediately or chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
What’s in the Salad?
- steamed Jasmin rice
- pomegranate seeds
- sunflower seeds (optional)
The vibrant colors and the sweetness of winter fruits will make this salad perfect side dish for holiday feast. You can add a little bit of fresh red chili if you want a slight heat to the salad. Toasted nut of seeds, such as pecan or sunflower seeds, would make the salad better.
You can make this salad ahead of time and chill in the refrigerator up to 1 day.
Other Holiday Recipes
- Homemade Mandu (Korean Dumplings)
- Pecan Pie Without Corn Syrup Recipe
- Best Deep Dish Apple Pie
- Korean Braised Beef Short Ribs (Galbi-Jjim)
Festive Asian Style Ham and Rice Salad
- 1 lb Hatfield’s uncured ham, cubed
- 2 cup steamed rice
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 2 persimmon, peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1 pomegranate, seeded
- 1 red chili, seeded and minced (optional)
- 3 tablespoon roasted sunflower seeds
For the dressing:
- 3 tablespoon pineapple juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- 2 pinch salt
- To make dressing, whisk all the dressing ingredients in a jar.
- In a large bowl, combine ham, rice, green onion, fruits, and red chili (if using). Drizzle with dressing and toss together. Sprinkle with toasted pecans or sunflower seeds on top. Serve immediately or chill for 1-2 hours.
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