If you're a fan of both spam and fried rice, we have a treat for you. Our easy-to-follow spam fried rice recipe delivers a delicious and satisfying meal that the whole family will enjoy.
With minimal prep and cooking time, you'll be savoring this mouthwatering dish in no time.
Looking for a quick and satisfying dinner recipe that the whole family will love?
Look no further than our delicious spam fried rice recipe.
With just a few simple ingredients, this recipe takes spam, eggs, and rice to a whole new level of flavor.
Best of all, it's ready in under 30 minutes, making it perfect for those busy weeknights.
Plus, it's a fantastic way to utilize any leftover rice you may have in your pantry. Let's dive into this easy-to-follow recipe and bring some excitement to your dinner table.
With its combination of savory spam, fluffy rice, and delightful bursts of flavor, this spam fried rice recipe is sure to become a family favorite that will leave everyone asking for seconds.
What is spam?
Spam is a precooked processed meat that comes in a can.
It is made from chopped meats that are first cooked and then pressed together.
Spam is primarily made from pork ham, pork shoulder, and ham (like the one you get from the deli).
Spam can be used for many different things such as a sandwich filling, for sushi, on noodles, or with fried rice.
What Rice Do I Use?
It is important to use the right kind of rice when making fried rice. This is because different rice types give a different texture when cooked.
When making fried rice, it is best to use a long grain rice. Long rice rice types, such as basmati rice, is firm when cooked correctly and does not stick together like some other rice types.
Certain fried rice recipes may call for other kinds of rice, such as short grain (for example sushi rice), or even medium grain rice.
In those cases, you can use those types of rice.
This recipe uses day-old cooked basmati rice. This is because day-old rice has less moisture in it.
By using day old rice, it makes the final texture of the fried rice nicer. It also makes it easier to separate the rice grains apart when cooking.
Additionally, by cooking the rice the day before, it allows the rice to dry out. This means the cooked fried rice will be less moist and more crisp.
If you don’t have any leftover rice, you can still make fried rice.
You can make fresh rice on the day you are making the fried rice.
Using freshly cooked rice will still work, it will just result in your fried rice being a bit more moist.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- This spam fried rice recipe is ready in under 30 minutes.
- Uses only 8 ingredients.
- Fried rice with spam is quick and easy and is no fuss.
Cost To Make
Estimated cost = $5.80, or $1.45 a serve
Please note that below is a guide for some of the ingredients we used in the recipe. The printable recipe further down the page has the complete list of ingredients, including quantities and step-by-step instructions.
- Cooking oil
- Minced garlic
- Day old cooked basmati rice
- Frozen green peas: Defrost your green peas before use, and drain away any excess water.
- Green onions (spring onions)
Step One: Heat a wok or deep frying pan over high heat, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and pour in the beaten eggs.
Scramble the eggs. Remove the eggs once cooked and set aside.
Step Two: Add another 1 tablespoon of cooking oil to the wok. Add the diced spam to the wok.
Be careful when you add the spam as it can splatter. Slowly add it to the wok. Cook the spam until it is golden brown, this could take 4 to 5 minutes.
Step Three: Add the minced garlic, and mix through for 1 to 2 minutes.
Step Four: Place the cooked basmati rice in the wok and mix through. Break up the rice if it is clumped together. Stir fry the rice for about 4 to 5 minutes.
Step Five: Add the green peas, green onions, and eggs to the rice mixture. Mix until well combined. Turn off heat. Season with salt. Serve.
Store this fried rice with spam in an air tight container in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. To reheat, use a microwave or wok / deep frying pan.
One important thing you must do when making fried rice is using high heat and cooking the fried rice for long enough.
This way it’s less likely you will get soggy and sticky fried rice.
You could make fried rice with a can of spam.
What rice is used for what?
Ever wondered which might be the best rice to use for a dish you’re about to make.
Or maybe you’re just curious and want to know more about rice in general.
Made this recipe? Let us know how it went in the comments below! We'd love to hear how it turned out.
Spam Fried Rice Recipe
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil divided
- 2 eggs beaten and lightly salted
- 340 grams (11.99 ounces) spam diced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 3 cups (360 grams, 12.70 ounces) day old cooked basmati rice
- 50 grams (1.76 ounces) frozen green peas defrosted
- ½ cup (50 grams, 1.76 ounces) green (spring) onions finely chopped
- Salt to taste
- Heat a wok or deep frying pan over high heat, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and pour in the beaten eggs. Scramble the eggs. Remove the eggs once cooked and set aside.
- Add another 1 tablespoon of cooking oil to the wok. Add the diced spam to the wok. (see note 1). Cook the spam until it is golden brown, this could take 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add the minced garlic, and mix through for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Place the cooked basmati rice in the wok and mix through. Break up the rice if it is clumped together. Stir fry the rice for about 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add the green peas, green onions, and eggs to the rice mixture. Mix until well combined. Turn off heat. Season with salt. Serve.
- Be careful when you add the spam as it can splatter. Slowly add it to the wok.