Spam Fried Rice

Some time ago I decided to come up with a recipe known as the Spam burger. To say the least, it was amazing, and it was my first real attempt at having Spam. Yes, I am now 40 and have never had Spam prior to that burger. Say what you will. There was something truly special that I enjoyed about the Spam. Maybe it was a bit of comfort when I indulged on this burger, maybe it was the texture, or the saltiness that I was craving. Not sure what it was, but I knew that I had some leftover Spam that I was not going to let go to waste.

So as I sat there hiding the can of Spam from my kids (after all, if I did show them this, and they knew what it looked and smelled like and realized that it was going to be in dinner the following day, I would have lost my fighting cause), I knew exactly what I was going to make; Spam fried rice.

How to Make Spam Fried Rice Recipe

Ingredients: [Print this Recipe]

  • 4 cups of day old cooked rice
  • 1/2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 cup of Spam, cut into small cubes
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter

Begin by heating a large, non-stick skillet on medium heat. Add the oil, and toss in the garlic, cooking and stirring until fragrant. Next, add in the Spam. Give a good stir, and cook for a few minutes. You want to build a nice crust on the Spam.

Add in the butter, and let that begin to melt. This will not only add great flavor to the rice, and I think is a secret weapon when it comes to making any good fried rice, and it also crisps up the rice.

Add in the eggs, and let them cook, stirring and breaking it up as it cooks. As the butter melts and the egg cooks, add in the rice, breaking it up with your wooden spoon. Flip, toss, stir. Everything will go quickly here, almost like a stir fry. High heat, and lots of tossing and stirring. Add in the peas, soy sauce and cracked black pepper, and repeat with that tossing and stirring. Your goal is to not make a mess, and perfect the toss and stir. Keep that in mind.

When the rice becomes a bit crispy and everything is looking awesome, give it a taste. Season with any additional soy, salt, or pepper. Heck, maybe add some chili flakes, it’s up to you.

When you are ready to serve, scoop the Spam fried rice into a serving bowl and dig in.

When I served the rice, I cautiously take notice of the reaction from the kids. I knew right away when they saw the peas that they thought the fried rice would be ‘horrible’, but when they scooped big portions onto their plates, and began flipping peas to the side (yes, they did that), they did not hesitate when it came to the Spam. When my kids questioned what it was, I simply said it was ‘Deliciousness’. I’ll leave it at that. Everything about this Spam fried recipe was deliciousness. I’m sold.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

One thought to “Spam Fried Rice”

  1. What a great way to use up leftover Spam. 🙂

    I sometimes freeze the leftovers and use it in kimchi fried rice or kimchi stew. It’s my favorite way to enjoy Spam!

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