Spam Fried Rice. White rice fried with diced spam, scrambled eggs, green peas, carrots, corn with soy sauce and butter. Totally delicious!
There is something so good about this spam and egg fried rice! It's savoury, filling and hits the spot like no other! This easy meal really comes together pretty quickly if you have day-old rice and a can of spam in your pantry.
Ready in 30 minutes!
The perfect way to use up leftover rice to serve the whole family! Perfect as a main dish, side dish or as leftovers. Ready in just 30 minutes with leftover rice.
Best recipes on Pinterest!
This is absolutely the best spam fried rice I've ever made! It's incredibly popular and well-loved on Pinterest! So I hope you give this amazing recipe a try!
Not a fan of spam?
That's okay, I know so many people who aren't a fan of it and it doesn't make their favorite foods list. So feel free to substitute with diced ham or smaller pieces of ham.
What is Spam Fried Rice?
It's your classic fried rice made with cooked eggs, mixed veggies and fried spam with a little soy sauce, sesame oil, oil and butter!
What does Spam taste like?
Spam is a mixed pork ingredient that is very popular in Hawaii and Korea. It tastes more spongier than ham and more saltier. You can also find a reduced sodium version of spam at the grocery store.
What You'll Need
The below ingredients are required for this Spam Fried Rice. ***Please scroll down to the below Recipe card for full measurements***
- day-old cooked jasmine rice
- can of spam
- beaten eggs
- carrots diced
- frozen corn
- frozen peas
- green onions
- avocado oil, or any neutral tasting oil
- regular soy sauce
- dark soy sauce
- sesame oil
How to make Spam Fried Rice
Below are visuals to show you how to make this great meal. ***Please scroll down to the recipe card below to find full instructions and details***
Below are tips on making this easy spam fried rice:
Use a rice cooker for the best tasting rice
Most Asian households always use a rice cooker to steam their rice. That's how we get perfectly cooked rice and it also makes the clean up a breeze as the rice cooker pot is non-stick. However, if you don't own one, please feel free to use whatever method you're comfortable with to cook rice.
Use rice from last night
A great way to make your fried rice fluffy and delicious is by using leftover rice from last night or even up to couple of days before. This helps to dry out the rice making for separated granules unlike using fresh rice.
Dice spam into cubes
By dicing your block of spam cubes, this will help the meat incorporate better with the rice. It also allows for the cubes of spam to cook faster.
Prepare your ingredients in advance
By preparing all of your ingredients before you stir fry, this prevents overcooking and a more smoother cooking process.
Use a large skillet or wok
By using a wok or large skillet, it'll allow for you to easily toss the ingredients together in the center of the pan while maintaining at least medium heat without the rice ingredients spilling out of your pan. A steel wok also emits a smoky flavour from the combustion of oil over medium-high heat.
Sweep ingredients to the side
To prevent overcooking of our ingredients, you'll notice in my recipe card that I will indicate to sweep the ingredients to the side of the pan. By doing this, we are creating an empty space in the wok for the next batch of ingredients to fry in. This also prevents the other ingredients from overcooking.
Do not overcook the rice
Once your rice has been tossed with the ingredients and the every granule of rice is golden brown, remove it off heat. The longer you cook the rice, the more easily it will become soggy.
Oil is important
My recipe doesn't use a large amount of oil but it also doesn't use a little bit of oil - about 2 tablespoon oil. It is essential to a delicious fried rice. If you'd like to reduce the amount of oil, please use at least 1 tablespoon oil.
Below are frequently asked questions about this easy dish:
Where can I find spam?
This can be found at most Western and Asian grocers in the canned section. You can use the regular version or the reduced sodium version for this recipe.
Can I use an instant pot to make this?
I would not recommend that as the ingredients may go soggy at the bottom of the pot.
Can I add other fresh ingredients?
Sure! Green beans, bell peppers, baby corn, or even broccoli could work in the recipe.
May I add sesame seeds?
Yes, but I wouldn't use it as a substitute for the sesame oil as sesame oil is more potent in flavour.
Can I use oyster sauce or fish sauce instead of soy sauce?
Yes, but I would add it to taste since fish sauce and oyster sauce is saltier.
How can I make this spicy?
A little drizzle of sriracha would make this spicier.
Can I add black pepper?
Yes, about ¼ teaspoon is suggested.
May I substitute with brown rice?
Yes, feel free to do that.
Other Recipes You May Like!
If you enjoyed this great recipe, you may liked these other fried rice recipes:
Chinese Chicken Fried Rice
Egg Fried Rice
Shrimp Fried Rice
Tomato Egg Fried Rice
Pineapple Chicken Fried Rice
Kimchi Egg Fried Rice
Pineapple Egg Fried Rice
Egg Tofu Fried Rice
I hope you give my Spam Fried Rice a try and enjoy it!
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Easy Spam Fried Rice
- 4 cups cooked jasmine rice day-old
- 1 can spam diced
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 cup carrots diced (feel free to use frozen kind for ease)
- ⅓ cup frozen peas
- ⅓ cup frozen corn
- 1 shallot finely chopped
- 2 green onions finely chopped
- 2 teaspoon garlic minced
- 2 tablespoon avocado oil (any neutral tasting oil)
- 2 tablespoon regular soy sauce (not light or dark soy sauce)
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- In a wok or large pan on medium-high heat, fry your spam until golden brown on each side.
- Toss in your shallots. Fry until the shallots have softened.
- Add in avocado oil, green onions and garlic. Give this is a toss and push to the side of pan.
- Add corn, peas and carrots. Toss with the other ingredients. Sweep everything to the side.
- Pour in beaten eggs into empty space of pan. Allow this to cook and then break into bite size pieces. Push to the side.
- Add in leftover rice, regular soy sauce, dark soy sauce, butter, and salt. Toss until the rice and other ingredients are well combined and evenly coated. Every grain should be brown.
- Drizzle sesame oil over and mix. Remove off heat. Enjoy!
Tasia ~ two sugar bugs
I LOVE this Christie! In my opinion, it's all about balance. We have to allow ourselves to find what balance works for us. It makes me happy to know that you are sharing recipes that you love and enjoy!! This Spam fried rice looks insanely delicious too!!
Thanks so much for reading Tasia! You're totally right. It really is about balance and I'm so happy to be sharing recipes that I truly enjoy now 🙂
I just love fried rice... this looks so yummy... thanks for sharing the recipe dear 🙂
Thank you so much! I appreciate that! It's a delicious one.
Never Ending Journeys
I absolutely love this recipe! Fried rice is one of my all time favorite dishes, so adding spam would take it to a whole new level. Thanks for sharing this!
Thanks so much!! It was definitely one recipe that I was excited to share here because I'm sure so many people bought spam for the lockdown.
I couldn't agree more - eating healthy is all about balance. What is the point of having the most nutritious diet if you're unhappy? I have to admit I only eat spam when we're in Hawaii (they do love their spam) but I love this idea - I don't think I'd be able to stop eating!
Thanks Katerina! I am glad you're with me on that. It took me awhile to really get to this place of balanced wellness and I'm still learning as I go. I bet their spam is just amazing!
Christie, I'm planning this for a quick dinner and gonna replace spam with tofu. It's an amazing recipe to get more veggies in.
I agree with you about finding the right balance and working with our individual body rather than following the fad. We all are unique and so are our eating habits and too much of control will only backfire and make you binge more. Insightful eating is what we need but hey, life is too short to skip a packet of chips. Enjoy!
That's wonderful! I'm so glad to hear you will try my recipe. I hope you enjoy it 🙂 It's a great foundation for any fried rice where you can swap out ingredients for what you prefer.
I'm also glad you're with me on that! It's very true, when we restrict ourselves it only leads to binge eating. Thanks for your kind comment Haseena! I truly appreciate it.
I love fried rice! You know it is such a great base recipe to throw different ingredients into! I definitely want to try this with some little pieces of chicken! And of course egg hehe
Christie; Hi your spam fried rice is delicious,I know I used to make it in the past, but I haven’t recently because when you buy spam at the grocery store (like Kroger) it is very expensive $3.89 for one can ,also you should let readers know sometimes when you order fried rice on a take out menu (as sides for your meal) all you will get fried rice all right,but no meat or vegetables,either.Another thing,you could make fried rice with,boil in bag rice or instant rice,(just use a sliver of water for instant rice) both rice will asorb soy sauce so easily that you should adjust how much soy sauce to season,now if you substitute the peppers (green,red, orange and yellow)it would make it more enjoyable because spam, and bacon is very salty, the green peppers will take the saltiness out with a little sweetness added to the dish.
Also I forgot to mention to tell you instead of regular spam,you should try the new spam,that is bacon flavor spam,its like having fried bacon, but it tasted a little like Rath ham ,the bacon spam is very delicious too.
Thanks for making my recipe! Glad you enjoyed it, George! Thanks for all this information and I'm sure the readers will find this comment helpful!
I made this today for the first time and it is absolutely delicious. It's cold and rainy outside and this was the bowl of comfort I was searching for. Thank you very much.
Thank you so much for making my recipe, Sarah! I am so pleased that you enjoyed my dish 🙂 Have a lovely day!