Apr 13, 2011

Fried Rice

I'm not very good at saying where recipes come from, but this one is special because it comes from my sister and brother-in-law who is 1/2 Asian!! This is VERY low fat, at least it feels like it on your stomach compare to how you feel after you eat out. They made it for my family several years ago when they were in town visiting and it quickly became a favorite. It's even GREAT for left overs!!!!!! In parenthesis below are the suggested ingredients from my sister when they made this for 8 people.

(4 Cups) Day old rice
      *doesn't have to be a day old
(Full Tin) Spam, diced
(Full Package) Frozen mixed veggies, or peas and carrots
(6) Eggs, scrambled
Soy Sauce (to sight and taste)
Vegetable Oil

Depending on how much you want to make, you can use however much of each ingredient you want.

Boil or steam the veggies in one pot.

In a frying pan, stir-fry the spam first until the edges are starting to brown, then add the scrambled eggs and cook until the eggs are no longer runny. You should not need to add oil to this pain, because the spam will be enough. Set aside. (Depending on our mood we'll make the spam and eggs separate, its up to you.)

Heat the oil in large wok or frying pan, then add the rice and stir-fry for about 3 minutes, moving it around a lot.

Add the set-aside ingredients and mix, then add soy sauce. Mix it up and continue to stir-fry. The rice should be lightly brown because of the frying and soy sauce.

Now we like to dress up our fried rice with Orange Chicken...

... and Egg Rolls

It was a DELICIOUS dinner!!! Here is the final result of what dinner looked like....


  1. Very nice. I enjoy good fried rice but always forget to cook the rice ahead of time. Have you ever tried this with Minute Rice? How does it work?

  2. We have not tried minute rice. We buy rice by the costco bag and we have REALLY good nonstick pots so I just let the rice sit in the pot and stir every once in a while.