I’ve been wanting to make spam fried rice for a long time now. Along with canned corned beef, spam is something my siblings and I really enjoyed growing up in the Philippines. Our favorite way to enjoy spam was on pan de sal or with garlic rice and a sunny side up egg. Spam is also pretty popular in Hawaii. When my family and I went to Hawaii last year, we saw a lot of dishes served in restaurants and convenience stores containing spam.
This spam fried rice recipe is easy to make. The diced spam is cooked with the garlic and mixed vegetables first. Then, the cold cooked rice is added together with the scrambled eggs and then seasoned with a bit of soy sauce. It came out really good, especially with a garnish of sliced green onion. Although spam is not the healthiest, having it occasionally is still like a treat for me!
Spam Fried Rice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 eggs , lightly beaten
- 4 cloves garlic , chopped
- 1 340g (12 oz.) can spam , diced into small pieces
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables , thawed
- 4 cups cold cooked rice
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 green onions , sliced thinly
- Season the eggs with seasoning salt.
- In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium high heat. Add the beaten egg and cook until starting to set. Then push the set egg towards the center and let the unset egg run to the edges. Continue cooking until firm and then break up into large pieces. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Using the same skillet, swirl the remaining tablespoon oil. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the diced spam and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
- Add the mixed vegetables and cook, stirring until the vegetables are tender, about 2 minutes. Add the rice, stirring and breaking up any clumps. Add the cooked eggs and soy sauce. Gently stir to combine.
- Serve. Garnish with sliced green onions.