Spam Fried Rice

A quick and easy dish that can be made with any meat or veggies that you have on hand. It’s the perfect clean-out-the-fridge meal!

Spam Fried Rice - A quick and easy dish that can be made with any meat or veggies that you have on hand!

I love to cook Asian-inspired dishes so a rice cooker is much needed in our household. But for the last two years, we’ve actually been without a rice cooker and it’s been driving me crazy. I just didn’t have the time to shop around for a rice cooker so for the time being, we resorted to cooking basmati rice on the stovetop, but it just wasn’t the same as using a rice cooker. That’s why I was incredibly thrilled when Zojirushi asked me to review their Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer NL-AAC10/18.

Spam Fried Rice - A quick and easy dish that can be made with any meat or veggies that you have on hand!

The minute I received the Micon, I was in heaven. With 7 different settings (white/sushi, mixed, porridge, sweet, brown, steam and quick cooking), a steaming basket, and a “keep warm” function, it’s no surprise as to how the micon cooks such perfectly fluffy and tender rice every time. Plus, the cute melody that the rice cooker plays each time the rice is ready always puts a huge smile on my face.

Spam Fried Rice - A quick and easy dish that can be made with any meat or veggies that you have on hand!

So with a full pot of perfectly cooked white rice, I couldn’t help but make some fried rice. I’ve made pancetta fried rice and quinoa fried rice so I went a different route using Spam. I know that some people have HUGE aversions to canned meat but Spam was a major staple in our household growing up and it was such a delight when my mom would break open a can of Spam. Plus, with a drizzle of Sriracha, this Spam fried rice quickly became a childhood favorite!

Spam Fried Rice - A quick and easy dish that can be made with any meat or veggies that you have on hand!

Now for the giveaway!

The kind folks over at Zojirushi are giving one lucky Damn Delicious reader the same rice cooker for your amazing creations! Just be sure to enter through the rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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Spam Fried Rice

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

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Spam Fried Rice

A quick and easy dish that can be made with any meat or veggies that you have on hand. It’s the perfect clean-out-the-fridge meal!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 ounces Spam, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen diced carrots
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Sriracha, for serving

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a medium skillet over low heat. Add eggs and fry until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side, flipping only once. Let cool before dicing into small pieces.
  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add garlic and Spam, and cook, stirring often, until light golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add corn, peas and carrots. Cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add rice and gently toss to combine.
  • Add soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil and white pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in green onions and eggs.
  • Serve immediately, drizzled with Sriracha, if desired.

Notes

Adapted from Rasa Malaysia

http://damndelicious.net/2013/07/29/spam-fried-rice-and-a-zojirushi-rice-cooker-giveaway/

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Zojirushi. All opinions expressed are my own.


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  2. cloey says

    If you dont mind could you tell me what makes big difference between using frozen veggies and can or fresh veggies? I was EVER interested in cooking but lately I just started loving and enjoying cooking! Many recipes like above are using frozen peas or corns but wonder if I just use can one. Is it gonna make big difference for tasting?? Thanks!

    • Chung-Ah says

      Cloey, I prefer to use frozen veggies because it is cheaper and it’s always something that I have on hand. It will make a tiny difference in taste because if you are using canned corn kernels versus frozen corn kernels, the canned corn will be a little bit sweeter. But really, it’s up to you and your taste preferences.

  3. diana says

    Hi!
    thanks for the awesome recipe simple and it looks like it’s going to turn out delicious. One question though does the cook rice have to be straight out of the rice cooker or does it have to be cooled down what do I do?? Im learning how to cook so sorry if this is a dumb question :) thank you

    • Chungah says

      Not a dumb question at all! It is actually best to use day old rice for fried rice, but if you have freshly made hot rice, that should be fine too! There’s no need to cool down prior to using.

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