Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dec 13: Garlicy Spam Fried Rice

The snow veered North so we got the reprive for the day. Tonight, is the night for snow.

Well... after the Spam Musubi attempt, I had rice, Spam and egg leftover.
Sounds like the perfect ingredients for fried rice, fried rice, like corned beef hash, is a dish originated from using leftovers.

Garlicky Spam Fried Rice
Spam
Egg
Celery
Green Onions
Bell Peppers
Onions
Peas
Cabbage
Garlic
Oyster Sauce
Soy Sauce
Seasame Oil

Sliced egg and Spam


Veggies - amount to your licking and type to your liking.


Forgot the garlic for a moment, but added a clove to the oil, before adding rice.


I like frying and seasoning the rice first. After a few minutes, oyster sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil is added. Mix and cover for about 2 minutes. Remove rice to a dish.


Next, the vegetables are lightly sauteed... covered with a lid and allowed to steam about 5 minutes.


The last step is to add all the ingredients, mix and cover for a couple minutes to steam and warm all the ingredients.


The finished dish... A better way to use brown rice and Spam.


The snow has arrived this evening. :-)

3 comments:

Shawn said...

Congrats on the snow! Would love to see some pictures. Here in California, on the central coast, we are not lucky enough to see the white stuff. Sand-men just don't hold up as well as Snowmen. :)

Enjoyed seeing your Spam version Fried Rice. Did Spam make the dish overly salty? Did you have to modify the other ingredients because you were using Spam? For example, did you use less soy sauce?

Your rice looked perfectly cooked. Did you boil the rice first before "frying" it in garlic and oil? Was it left over from a previous meal?

Delicious looking pictures!

Audax Artifex said...

The spam fried rice looks "fresh" and O so good. Congrats on using leftovers in such a creative way.

Eat4Fun said...

Shawn,
The snow is nice to look at, but being outside is cold! It's about 20F outside.

The rice was leftover from the previous night. I really didn't modify the recipe too much... the Spam wasn't as salty due to the veg and the minimal seasoning.

Since the rice was cooked I fried the garlic in oil before reheating and frying the rice.

Hey, I'm going to be in CA in a week... I can make you some Spam fried rice while I'm in the that small state... :)

Audax... Thanks...