Spam Fried Rice

Spam Fried Rice

“Oh no you DIDN’T!!!” Oh yes, I certainly did.


An Ode to Spam in the Style of Seuss

(Green Eggs ‘n Ham)

Do you like Fried Rice and Spam?

Would you? Could you? In a wok?

Would you like them gently tossed?

Would you like them with fish sauce?

Would you like them cut up silly?

Would you like them with fried chilli?

Would you eat ’em with a spork?

Would you eat ’em with with roast pork?

You may like them, they’re not obscene

You may like them in chow mien.

Eat them! Eat them! There they are!

Eat them! Eat them! Be a Spam superstar!

—–(applause please!)—–

Thank you, thank you!!!

Just to add something healthy to this dish – I added organic fresh spinach. Spinach ‘n Spam!

Notes on Fried Rice & Fish Sauce (wouldn’t that make an awesome rock band name?)

Spam Fried Rice


Spam Fried Rice

Servings: Prep Time: Cook Time:


3 cups jasmine rice from yesterday, chunks broken up so grains are loose & separate
1/2 can of Spam, cut into small dice
2 eggs, beaten
2 stalks green onion, finely minced
2 cups fresh spinach leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
1 teaspoon fish sauce (or soy sauce)
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper cooking oil
freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat cooking oil in wok or large, wide saute pan over medium high heat. When oil is hot, add eggs and gently stir to cook eggs. When eggs are about 80% done (still a little runny), remove from pan and set aside.

2. Turn heat to high. Add a little more cooking oil to pan. When hot, add diced Spam to the pan. Cook until spam is browned. Add green onions, fry until fragrant. Add spinach, fry until softened. Add rice and the cooked eggs and toss to incorporate all ingredients throughout rice.

3. Let it all just sit still in the pan so that the grains of rice have a chance to heat up, about 1 minute. Toss so that the rice that is on the top now is on the bottom. Add cooking wine and fish sauce and stir again. Season with ground pepper. Is every grain of rice hot? If not, cook longer.

4. Taste...salty enough? If not, add a little more fish sauce. But since the spam is salty already, you might want to go light on the fish sauce.

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Comments 57

  1. alex

    I LOVE Spam. I was raised on it, since I was born in Puerto Rico. I’m a military brat, so when my family and I got stationed on Guam, it was like Spam heaven. (: Now I can make Spam fried rice for my room mate and I to get a little taste of home!

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  4. Claire

    Another superb recipe for delicious fried rice. Loved your Shrimp fried rice recipe too 🙂

  5. miss c

    I learned how to make spam fried rice and spam bisquick pizza in my home economics class at bret harte jr high in oakland, ca, 37 years ago. Our teacher was from china and she geared her lessons toward poor inner city kids, using cheap ingrediants. I had a fight with another girl in that class and Mrs Lim told us that while we were fighting, “We looked like a couple of siamese cats.” I have been making the fried rice ever since. Mostly I use breakfast ham, but I remember the spam fondly.

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