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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!

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!

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!

10 minutes10 minutes

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

Directions:

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

Adapted from Rasa Malaysia.

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58 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow, this really was damn good!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yesterday saw a recipe for fried Spam found your recipe decided to try it. Didn’t have any span frozen corn or frozen carrots so I made it using what I had, sliced beef frozen peas, rice, I did have all the Asian ingredients one word to describe TASTY!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I had the craving for Spam and this recipe was perfect. It was so much better than I expected. Next time I will try the low sodium Spam.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made mine with low sodium spam because that’s all I had. Rest of the recipe made exactly as written and it came out so good! Next time I’ll have to make a double batch because it went fast! Even my 4 year old who suddenly stopped liking rice ate it up.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    damndelicious!! My family loved it. So easy to make. Thank you so much!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just tried it out today and it was amazing! My family loved it!!!the only thing  I did differently was substituted fish oil for oyster sauce. It brought down a lot of saltiness. 

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    i didnt really have fried rice, but replaced with noodles. IT WAS AMAZING. thanks for putting this up!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    We love spam fried rice and your recipe didn’t disappoint. I used bacon flavored spam, and had to use a can of drained mixed veggies instead of frozen. Still yummy! I like the sriracha too!

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    I liked this but will reduce the soy sauce as it was super salty. I used the low sodium spam too

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    We love this recipe at my house. Matter of fact we love all of your recipes…. I came across some black pepper spam and it gives it a little kick since we don’t really like sriracha. Delish!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve been making this recipe for several years. My kids both like it. It’s a very quick and easy dinner, as long as I remember to cook the rice the day before. Leftovers are rare, but they work well for school lunches or picnic food.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was delicious! I did use lite spam and olive oil spray for a healthier version. It did not disappoint! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this fried rice today for the first time and it was delicious. Followed the recipe. The whole family enjoyed it.
    Was so easy to make, will certainly add it to my favourites.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    We love Spam, having married a Filipino lol. I use Spam often when I need a meat for fried rice. I like how you make your recipe for fried rice and much better than mine lol. This is delicious ! Most recipes say just to scoot your rice over and then scramble the eggs. But I have found that doesnt work well for me. THIS is a perfect way to make it. THANK YOU! Both my daughter and i keep turning to you for our recipes, from salmon, to scallops and now fried rice. All are Delicious!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’m totally addicted to this recipe now!! I make it at least once a week now

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazingly Easy and Delicious! Tried the recipe for fun and my family was pleasantly surprised: so much protein, flavor plus the vegetables make this recipe a keeper.

  17. This is a wonderful recipe! My only comment is you do not need to make 3 cups of rice. It is way to much rice and you only need to make about 1 cup. I also did not add the fish sauce or the Sriracha.

  18. Hi, I came back after taking a hiatus from cooking anything interesting for the last few years and wow! It’s changed quite a bit. Thank you for this recipe, my son and fiance ate it up, and they both don’t eat vegetables!

  19. Can’t wait to try it. I am a big fan of asian food.

  20. I made this recipe for dinner today and my whole family loved it. Thank you!

  21. We love so many recipes on this site, but this may be our current favorite. The whole family loves it! We do a double batch so we can enjoy the leftovers, and even working with such a big quantity, it is insanely easy to make. (We use our wok instead of a skillet to fit all the ingredients in.) Awesome.

  22. I know this is old but do you cook the rice sushi style or white? I tend to make sushi and used the leftover rice! Thanks. 

  23. Delicious!!!!! Made this last night and we devoured it! Will make it again!

  24. What kind of rice do you use for this recipe? I’m not sure if basmati is best for fried rice. Thank you.

  25. I actually made this, double the amounts. Kept the onions out. Which makes it also a great dish to share with my dogs. They normally just get rice and chicken with some veggies in it. I figured since I was making it, I’d make enough to share with them.

  26. I LOVE spam fried rice!!! I will have to make this recipe very soon!!! 🙂

  27. I just made this fried rice and it’s so good! Perfect proportions of all the ingredients! I asked my teenage son to try a bite and he took the bowl away from me saying it was really good, and he’s tried a lot of fried rice since it’s a staple at family gatherings. I grew up on fried rice but have never liked it when I made it…my husband even made it better than me, until today. And the recipe only uses one pan so less clean up. Thank you so much for this recipe!

    PS – I substituted the spam for Chinese sausage. I love your site and have tried several of your recipes which always turn out great!

  28. Just made this for lunch and it is so good! THE perfect comfort food. My 4 year old picky eater finished his bowl way before everyone else. Thanks for the awesome recipe.

  29. I just got off the phone with my sister-in-law. She told me that she made fried spam and rice with egg dish for her family. I have never heard of this before. She said the whole family loved it. So here I sit and I googled the recipe and your recipe came up. I have made several of your recipes and never have gone wrong! So I am going to make this recipe for my family. Thank you so much for posting this!

  30. Any idea the caloric count? Love love love this recipe.

    • Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, I recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information.

  31. Thanks for posting your recipe. Earlier today I had the desire for Spam Fried Rice. Your recipe is the greatest! I truly enjoyed my meal. I’ll be checking back often to discover new culinary delights.

    Thanks again.

  32. Oh. My. Goodness! I finally found a recipe for Spam Fried Rice, and I’m definitely looking forward to making it for lunch or dinner someday. 🙂

  33. This totally reminds me of home. We always had spam on hand. And always made fried rice with it! Now that I’m living with my fiance, (who is white) I didn’t think he’d like spam. Today I went out to buy some and pan fried it a little to eat with some rice. I will be making this for dinner tonight!

  34. Recipe looks great. I’m thankful I bought a rice cooker with sautée feature. I can sauté everything in the cooker’ then when liquid is added it automatically switches to the next cook mode. One pot is my way to go. My friends at work were talking about rice cookers. I kind of laughed and said, you can cook rice in no time in the stove, why buy another gadget. The convencing part of their speal was, you can walk away, set a timer etc. just like a crock pot, which I happened to own a couple of. I happened to be walking through Costco and there she was, a shiny programable dream stainless steal, sautée, cooks rice, works as a crock pot, keeps warm, steamer basket, rice paddle, and was programable with delay feature. Sold. So that said, I’m making fried rice as I type this, sitting in my recliner, not standing by the stove …aaaaaw ya

  35. Do you happen to have nutrition facts for this dish? I looked on mobile and pc, and couldn’t find them on either.

    • Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, it is best that you use free online resources at your discretion (you can gooogle “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information.

  36. Can I keep this in a crock pot to keep warm?

    • Without further recipe testing, I cannot advise if this can be kept warm in the slow cooker. Please use your best judgment for serving and reheating.

    • I actually tried keeping it warm in a crock pot myself for a potluck event and while it still tasted fine, the spam turned a brown color and didn’t look that appetizing.

  37. 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

    • 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.

      • Rated 5 out of 5

        This recipe is amazing, my kids loved it, especially my three-year-old. Very tasty and easy to assemble, Thank you so much.

  38. I can’t wait to try this! Your blog is amazing! I love the pictures and details. Keep it up!

  39. 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!

    • 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.

    • Also frozen veggys are better because there flash frozen sealing in all the good stuff vs even “fresh” non frozen fruits and veggies. Gotta think how many days it takes a tomato truck to get to a processing plant and then to the grocery store. The only exception to this is Proably publix but you pay more. Then again there veggies and fruit always taste extra fresh.

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