Spam lovers will absolutely love this OMG-worthy pineapple and spam fried rice dish that tastes like it just came straight from the islands of Hawaii. It’s so easy to prepare as far as rice dishes go, offering up a good mix of rice, Spam, scrambled eggs and more–the perfect comfort food at the end of a long day.
How to Make Pineapple and Spam Fried Rice
Here’s everything that you’ll need to know in order to whip up this tasty Hawaiian-inspired fried rice dish:
- Prepare the cooking skillet. Heat the vegetable oil in a large wok (you can also use a large skillet) over medium heat.
- Cook the Spam. Add the can of diced Spam and cook for 2 to 3 minutes (or until golden).
- Cook the mushrooms. Add the quartered mushrooms and cook for a few minutes (or until tender).
- Cook the peas and pineapple. Add the frozen peas and diced fresh pineapple and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the eggs. Push the Spam and vegetable mixture to the side of the wok and then add the lightly beaten eggs.
- Scramble the eggs. Use a spatula to scramble the eggs, breaking them up into small bits.
- Add the rice. Add in the cooked white rice and mix to combine.
- Add the soy sauce. Add the soy sauce and mix well.
- Cook. Continue to cook the mixture for one additional minute.
- Garnish. Sprinkle with sliced scallions.
- Season. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Serve. Serve immediately.
3 Simple Tips for Making Homemade Pineapple Spam Fried Rice
Here are 3 easy to remember tips to keep in mind when making your own homemade fried rice recipes like this:
- Use rice that’s a day or two old. The best rice for making fried rice is old rice, usually between one to two days old. Rice that has already been cooked fries easier and doesn’t clump as much as uncooked rice.
- The bigger the better. You should be using a large (or even extra large) sized wok or skillet when making fried rice. This will help to make sure that all of the ingredients cook evenly – and quickly, at that.
- Mix things up. Another benefit of using a large sized wok is that it will leave you plenty of room to work with when it comes to adding in a variety of tasty ingredients. This recipe is a great example as you’ll need the space to move your Spam and veggie mix to the side so that you can scramble the eggs.
Can I Store This Pineapple and Spam Fried Rice for Later?
Yes, you can store any leftover pineapple and Spam fried rice in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just allow the rice to cool completely after cooking and then seal it up tightly in an airtight container before storing in the fridge. The rice can also be frozen like this for up to one month.
OMG-worthy Pineapple and Spam Fried Rice
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
- 1 (12 oz) can SPAM, diced
- ½ cup mushrooms, quartered
- ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
- 3 cups cooked white rice
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 scallions, sliced
- salt, black pepper to taste
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the Spam and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden.
- Add the mushrooms and cook for few minutes or until tender.
- Add the frozen peas and pineapple and cook for 2 minutes.
- Push the mixture to the side of the wok and add the eggs.
- Use a spatula to scramble the egg, breaking it up into small bits.
- Add the rice and mix to combine.
- Add the soy sauce and mix well.
- Cook for 1 minute more.
- Sprinkle with scallions, season with salt and black pepper to taste and serve.