Monday, October 12, 2009
A guilty pleasure
Spam Fried Rice
Best of the Best from America Cookbook Copyright 2005
1½ cups diced Spam I used a 7-ounce can
Leftover rice, about 4 cups (cooked)
1 tablespoon shoyu (soy sauce)
3 stalks green onion
Fry Spam in a bit of oil in a skillet. Turn heat to low and add rice. Mix egg with shoyu and add to the rice and Spam. Add chopped green onions just before serving.
I'll admit it - I love Spam. I don't eat it very often since I'm not sure if the rest of the household will share my Spam love. I prefer the original version. The lower fat and lower sodium versions just aren't the same but they could probably pass in this recipe.
I've had this can of Spam in my cupboard for ages. I just happened to have leftover rice and just enough green onions in the vegetable bin to make this. It was meant to be.
This was a recipe that I made for my lunch. I thoroughly enjoyed it and my younger son liked it a lot too. Maybe I could pass this off for dinner some night.
We didn't eat a lot of Spam proper when I was growing up but the most common lunch meat in our home in my younger days was spiced ham, which I guess is the deli version of Spam. It was a somewhat oval shaped product that I haven't seen in years.
Question of the Day: Have you ever eaten Spam? When was the last time you ate it?