Hi folks, Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. It’s been a bit hectic here lately, but the kids finally went back to school today. Yay!

A while back I posted my party spam musubi, and showed some musubi filled with fried rice. So here’s a quick recipe you can use for that, or just to eat.

Bowl of spam fried rice, top view

Fried rice is an easy go to meal in our house.

We’ll eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, though mostly Hawaiian style– for breakfast.

Scrambled eggs in frying pan

Pretty much anything goes when you make fried rice. You can use up any bits of meat and vegetables you have leftover in your refrigerator.

The only constant for me is short grain rice, most times short grain brown rice.

Fry up a couple of scrambled eggs first and put them into your serving dish. Quill likes it when I use diced tofu instead of eggs.
Rice with oyster sauce and onion powder

Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan. These days I’m using mostly grapeseed oil for any kind of frying, due to it’s high smoking point.

Add the rice (leftover rice works best, but is not a deal breaker–I have been known to make fresh rice just to make fried rice).

Drizzle on a little oyster sauce, and sprinkle with onion powder and ground pepper.
Rice fried w/oyster sauce and onion powder
Mix seasonings in and stir fry until it looks like this.

Nice and sticky and glossy…mmm…

If you have a couple of leftover baked potatoes, dice those up and fry them with the rice. Hash browns or fried rice? No need to choose, you can have both!

Put the rice into the serving bowl with the eggs.

Sugar and shoyu in pan

Most times if I use spam, I’ll just dice it and brown it in the non-stick frying pan.

It will taste really good though if you fry it up with a little sugar and shoyu like for spam musubi.

Chopped spam

Here we’re using the leftover spam from the cut outs for the party spam musubi.

Diced bacon or sausage make really tasty additions too.
Diced spam w/shoyu and sugar, and frozen veggies
Fry the spam up until it is nice and caramelized.

Add some frozen peas or corn. I used to cook them ahead of time, but there’s really no need to. Just add them frozen, right into the pan.

Spam fried rice in pan
Add the rice and eggs back into the frying pan and mix everything up until it is heated through.

Bowl of spam fried rice, side view
And there you go, a quick bite to eat any time of the day or night.

Easy Spam Fried Rice
Serves: 4-6
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 c. cooked short grain rice
  • 2 T. oil
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • few grinds of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 T. oyster sauce
  • 1 c. finely diced spam
  • 1 T. brown sugar or evaporated cane juice crystals
  • 1-1/2 T. lower sodium soy sauce
  • ¾ c. frozen mixed corn and peas
  1. Spray a large non-stick frying pan with non-stick spray and place on medium-high heat. Add eggs. Scramble and cook until done. Remove to a large bowl.
  2. Heat oil in the frying pan over medium high heat. Add rice. Sprinkle with onion powder and pepper, then drizzle on oyster sauce. Stir-fry 3-4 minutes until well mixed and heated through. Remove to the bowl with the scramble eggs.
  3. Swirl sugar and soy sauce together in the frying pan and place back on medium-high heat.
  4. Add spam. Mix and fry until the liquid has mostly evaporated and the spam is browned. Stir in the corn and peas, then add the rice and eggs back in. Stir-fry 3-5 more minutes until well mixed and heated through.
  5. Note: To make spam fried rice for musubi filling, omit the eggs, and decrease the frozen corn/peas to ¼ cup.