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Spam Fried Rice

Spam fried rice is a great, economical meal that makes a great weeknight dinner or quick lunch!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 553kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white rice medium or long grain
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces Spam diced
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 3/4 cup peas frozen or canned
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots frozen or canned
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha

Instructions

  • Bring water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Add the rice, stir once, and return to a boil. Cover and cook on low for 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  • Spread rice out on a large baking sheet and set aside. Let cool for 20 minutes before moving on to the next step. 
  • While rice is cooling, heat the oil in a large deep skillet or wok over medium high heat.
  • Add the Spam to the skillet and cook, stirring often, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onions and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Add the garlic and ginger and continue cooking for 30 seconds. 
  • Add the peas and carrots to the skillet and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
  • Add rice to the skillet, sprinkle with 1 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Push everything in the pan off to the side and crack the eggs into the empty space of the pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce and stir to break up the eggs. When eggs are cooked through, stir them into the rice mixture.
  • Remove from the heat and top with scallions. Add a drizzle of sriracha, if desired.

Notes

Use 5 cups of day old rice in place of fresh rice, if preferred.

Nutrition

Serving: 4servings | Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 1852mg | Potassium: 626mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4380IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg