SPAM Fried Rice
SPAM Fried Rice - You read right ... SPAM Fried Rice! It appears that most people either love or hate SPAM - there is no middle ground. As a senior citizen (in age only not in mind) I grew up eating a lot of SPAM in my younger days and grew to love it. How many of us still enjoy a few slices of fried SPAM in the morning with their eggs, spuds, and toast or a fried SPAM sandwich with all the trimmings?
Who knew there are so many varieties of SPAM: Classic, Lite, Less Sodium, with Real Hormel Bacon, Oven Roasted Turkey, Hickory Smoke, Hot and Spicy, Jalapeno, Teriyaki, Black Pepper, Chorizo, with Portuguese Sausage Seasoning, Tocino, Garlic, with Cheese, Mezclita, Single Classic, Single Lite, and Spread. Personally I've only enjoyed the Classic and 25% Less Sodium. My local Costco caries the less sodium.
In 2007, the seven billionth can of Spam was sold. According to its label, Spam's basic ingredients are pork shoulder meat, with ham meat added, salt, water, modified potato starch as a binder, sugar, and sodium nitrite as a preservative. Natural gelatin forms during cooking in its tins on the production line.
One time tested SPAM Fried Rice recipe is the one SWMBO used to make 30+ years ago when she still cooked!! 😀 ... Here is my version of it. It's very easy, quick, and delicious. There are a zillion variations of SPAM Fried Rice. Maybe this one will rekindle your lost love for SPAM.
2 cups cooked rice, 1 can of your favorite SPAM diced, diced celery, chopped onions, sliced fresh mushrooms, 6 eggs, frozen peas - cooked, salt, pepper and/or spices of choice, Soy sauce, Olive oil, and butter.
Cook 2 cups of rice per directions and set aside
Saute the celery, onion, and mushrooms in Olive oil until translucent and set aside
Prepare the frozen peas per instructions until al dante
Saute diced SPAM in butter and set aside
Cook the eggs scrambled and set aside
In a large wok heat olive oil and butter till hot and add cooked rice
Fry the rice in the wok
Add soy sauce to rice to taste
Mix rest of ingredients (SPAM, celery,onion, mushrooms, peas, and scrambled eggs) and fry for a couple of minutes
Serve hot ... Bon Appetit