Spam and Rice is the easiest, kid-pleasing dinner on the planet. We have a friend that makes this for potlucks all the time, and the pot is always scraped clean. They learned to make it while living in China, and even if you are leery of canned meat, do me a favor and try this at least once. I’m telling you: Your kids will love it! My kids always love an Asian-inspired dinner. These Korean Beef Bowls are another one of their favorites.
When I asked my friend how to make it, she said that you can eat it plain, but their favorite way to eat it is with Sriracha sauce and mayonnaise on top. They use a special kind of Mayonnaise from Japan called Kewpie.
Some people also like to add butter to the rice before adding the fried Spam pieces, but I feel like the Spam adds enough oil to the rice. I use the lower sodium Spam when I make this, but it does taste a leeeetle bit better with the full-sodium, if you know what I’m saying.
I hope you and your family enjoy this. It’s always fun to eat something new from a different culture!
My favorite Rice-Based Dinners
- Beef and Broccoli Fried Rice
- Chicken and Mushroom Wild Rice Soup
- Chicken Taco and Rice Skillet
- Green Bowl Recipe
- Easy Ham Fried Rice
- Chicken Rice Soup
- Easy Tex-Mex Shredded Pork
STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS ON HOW TO MAKE SPAM AND RICE
Tips for making Spam and Rice
- Make sure to have your rice cooking while you prepare the Spam so they will finish at about the same time.
- If you don’t have Jasmine rice on hand, you can use regular, long-grain or short-grain rice. I haven’t tried it with brown rice, but you could use brown rice, too.
- I’ve used the lower sodium and regular Spam in this recipe, but you could try a different variety of Spam if you desire. There’s teriyaki, hickory, jalapeno, and hot and spicy flavors of Spam.
- Top with Sriracha sauce, mayonnaise, and green onions.
- Good substitutes for Sriracha sauce are Tapatio Hot Sauce, Sweet Chili Sauce, or Tobasco.
- It’s an easy dish to take to a potluck, and kids gobble it up.
- 2 (12 ounce) cans Spam
- 8-10 cups cooked Jasmine rice (I usually put about 3 cups raw rice in my rice cooker.)
- First, start cooking the rice while you prepare the Spam so they will finish at about the same time.
- To prepare the spam, open the cans and carefully slide out the meat.
- Next, cut the meat into small cubs about the size of a dice.
- In a non-stick frying pan, fry the spam for a few minutes until the edges are browning.
- When the rice is done, fluff it and then pour in the fried Spam. Toss to evenly distribute it through the rice.
- Serve with Sriracha and mayonnaise.
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