Spam Luncheon Meat Fried Rice
We were so lucky to have Rong cooked for us her signature fried rice before she headed back to China for the winter break. The fried rice she made reminded me the taste of typical fried rice I had in China before, spicy, oily and full of flavors. Of course the homemade style is the healthier version where the salt and oil are kept to moderation.
The ingredients used in the fried rice are mostly sourced from China for example hot pepper corn, home-grind 5-spice powder, dried pickle vegetable and more.
I craved for fried rice and decided to make some. Regardless of how much I tried to replicate the chinese style by Rong, I simply do not have the right ingredients for it. So I ended up making the simple to made yet delicious spam fried rice instead.
1 bowl of cooked plain rice
1/2 tin of spam (cut into cubes)
1 tin of sweet corn
2 eggs (beaten)
1 big onion (finely chopped)
2 stalks of scallion (chopped)
2 tbsp of light soy sauce
1 tbsp of ABC sauce
Pepper and salt to taste
1. In a heated pan, stir fry the spam cubes til lightly brown. Set aside for later used
2. Make scramble egg. Use spatula to break the scramble eggs to smaller pieces. Set aside for later used.
3. In the same pan, heat up some cooking oil and stir fry the finely chopped onion until they turn aroma.
4. Add in the rice, follow by the soy sauce, ABC sauce, sugar, salt and pepper.
5. Stir well till all the rice has been coated with the sauce.
6. Add in the remaining ingredients (sweet corn, spam cubes, chopped scallion and scramble eggs pieces) and stir fry for 1 minutes.
Scallions will turn soft and brown fast in heat. Hence, best to do a quick stir and dish out the fast, so you will get fresh and appealing looking fried rice with vibrant colors.
I might not make the spicy and flavorful fried rice like Rong, but I am very happy with my spam fried rice. Such a comfort food yet easy to prepare.
Preferable to used over-night rice for the fried rice as they will not easily clump together because of less moisture.