This is a very simple fried rice recipe for busy GoParents – Spam Fried Rice! Whip it up for afternoon tea, breakfast or for school lunches.
It is not the healthiest meal to serve, but I can guarantee it will be one of the popular ones. Seriously, I have tried using prawns, BBQ pork, chicken etc., and my children will eat them, but they just can’t compare to the spam fried rice – this is a winning dish. Maybe it is just tastier or more colourful?
This is a very simple fried rice dish that you can cook in under 15 minutes.
2 Tbsp cooking oil
1 clove garlic – chopped finely
1/2 can of Spam ham; 340g salt reduced – cubed
1 cup frozen vegetables (can include red capsicum, peas, corn)
Half onion – cubed
2 cups overnight cooked rice (cool at room temperature) – loosen grains
Pinch of salt
- Heat up wok, and add oil.
- Stir fry garlic until fragrant and light brown.
- Then add onion and stir fry for 20 seconds or until slightly brownish (transparent).
- Add cubed spam meat and fry for 1 minute or until fragrant and slightly burnt on the edges.
- Add rice; keep stirring and continually breaking up the rice with spatula for about 1 minute.
- Add frozen vegetables, stir fry for about 2-3 minutes on high heat.
- Move the rice to the side of the wok and crack the eggs in the center of the wok; use the spatula to break the yolk, stir and scramble the eggs for about 10 seconds.
- After that, push the rice on top of the eggs and let it sit for 30 seconds or until the eggs are cooked.
- Continue to stir fry and allow the cooked scramble eggs to mix well with the rice.
- Add salt to taste.
- Serve hot.
- Make sure you use overnight rice to enjoy the more chewy and tender texture. You can use your hand to break up the lumps prior to stir frying.
- Also make sure all ingredients are about the same size.
Serve: 3 – 4 people
Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 15 minutes
Younger GoKids can…
- Decide the ingredients to go into the rice, i.e. whether to use frozen vegetables or other fresh vegetables, and how to cut them (shapes).
- Learn about the colours and names of the frozen vegetables – i.e. green peas, yellow corn, red capsicum, white rice, white/purple onion, white/yellow garlic, spam – what colour is spam?
- Learn about shapes – cubed ham etc.
Older GoKids can learn:
- Measurement – cups of rice
- Cube the meat – learn about shapes and sizes
- Types of vegetables that go into the rice
- Reading the cooking instructions
- “Clove” of garlic
This is my children’s favourite fried rice dish and I hope your family will enjoy it as well.