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The Easiest Spam Fried Rice Recipe

This Spam Fried Rice recipe features the delicious canned meat mixed with rice, vegetables, and a salty sauce. It’s an easy side dish and a great way to use up leftover rice!

Large black skillet full of Spam fried rice with peas and carrots and wood spoon.

I can’t remember the first time I made fried rice, but I know I’ve always used Spam!

Some recipes call for pork or beef, but I think Spam gives the best flavor and texture.

This recipe works because it:

  • Is quick and easy to make. Especially if you’re using leftover rice. You can have this side dish on your dinner table in no time.
  • Uses food storage ingredients. I love making this fried rice because I always have the ingredients on hand in my pantry and freezer.
  • Is a great way to use leftover rice. If you don’t like letting food go to waste, this is a delicious recipe for any rice you made earlier in the week.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Bowls of ingredients for Spam fried rice on white table including eggs, rice, and soy sauce.

Cook 1 cup of raw long-grain rice or use 3 cups of leftover cooked rice.

While the rice is cooking, dice 6 ounces of Spam. Fry in a medium frying pan over medium heat until brown and crispy.

Several small fried Spam pieces in large black skillet on white table next to wood spoon.

While the Spam is cooking, place 1 cup of frozen mixed peas and carrots in a microwave-safe dish and cover with water. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes.

Drain the vegetables and add them to the frying pan.

Large black skillet full of peas, carrots and small Spam pieces next to wood spoon.

Push the meat and vegetables to the side of the pan. Lightly beat 2 eggs and add them to the frying pan. Push the eggs around until they start to cook and then mix them with the meat and vegetables. Cook the eggs for 2-3 more minutes.

Partially cooked egg and small pieces of Spam, peas, and carrots in large black skillet.

When the eggs are cooked, add the cooked rice, 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 Tablespoon of vinegar, and 1/2 Tablespoon of sesame oil to the frying pan.

Large pile of rice and soy sauce in skillet with vegetables and Spam on white table.

Stir everything together until mixed well. Turn the heat to low and continue warming until the rice is heated through.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

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This is a great recipe to use leftover rice in, but if you don’t have leftover rice on hand, don’t worry about having to make some. The flavor will still turn out great.

I always made this fried rice with just soy sauce but recently started adding vinegar and sesame oil. You can also play around with adding different flavors and ingredients like:

  • Minced garlic
  • Frozen corn
  • Fish sauce
  • Oyster sauce
  • Green onion

Spam comes in a variety of flavors. Feel free to use original, low-sodium, or even teriyaki for a more authentic Chinese taste.

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Large black skillet full of Spam fried rice and wooden spoon on counter with towel nearby.

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FAQs

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What does Spam taste like?


If you’ve never tasted Spam before, you’re in for a real treat! Some describe it as tasting like ham with a texture like bologna.

When it’s cooked, it has a delicious crispy texture that’s somewhat close to ham, but it has a delicious salty flavor that’s more similar to bacon or sausage.

What’s the secret to restaurant fried rice?


If you want your fried rice to taste just like you’d get from a restaurant, you’ll want to use day-old rice. It will keep its texture better than fresh rice and won’t get mushy from the sauce.

What should I serve with fried rice?


The best pairings for friend rice are traditional Asian foods. You can serve dishes like:

-Orange chicken
California Sushi Bowls
-Beef and broccoli
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
-Egg rolls
-Gyoz
-Cream cheese rangoons
-Egg drop soup
Crock Pot Asian Chicken Thighs

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Large black skillet full of Spam fried rice with peas and carrots and wood spoon.

Easy Spam Fried Rice Recipe

The Ashcroft Family Table
This Spam Fried Rice recipe features the delicious canned meat mixed with rice, vegetables, and a salty sauce. It's an easy side dish and a great way to use up leftover rice!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice, or 3 cups of cooked rice
  • 6 ounces Spam
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • ½ Tablespoon sesame oil

Instructions
 

  • Cook rice or measure out leftover cooked rice.
  • While the rice is cooking, dice Spam. Fry in a medium frying pan over medium heat until brown and crispy.
  • While the Spam is cooking, place mixed peas and carrots in a microwave-safe dish and cover with water. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  • Drain the vegetables and add them to the frying pan.
  • Push the meat and vegetables to the side of the pan. Lightly beat eggs and add them to the frying pan. Push the eggs around until they start to cook and then mix them with the meat and vegetables. Cook the eggs for 2-3 more minutes.
  • When the eggs are cooked, add the cooked rice, soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil to the frying pan.
  • Stir everything together until mixed well. Turn the heat to low and continue warming until the rice is heated through.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 776mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 2295IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword spam fried rice
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