I developed this curry fried rice with spam recipe since my fiancee loves spam but hates the vegetables you typically find in fried rice. I lived in Southeast Asia for a couple years and there are so many variations of fried rice. So I came up with my own. If you are looking for “authentic” fried rice this recipe is not really it. Since I use Spam it would probably be more akin to Hawaiian fried rice.
I use yellow and green onions to give the dish some vegetables. My fiancee really likes the flavor of yellow curry and I like flavor. I decided to use Madras yellow curry paste. The curry paste adds nice flavor and a little kick to the rice. This recipe is a quick and easy to throw together. Make sure you have all the ingredients prepared by the wok or skillet. They cook quickly and you won’t have time to prepare them on the spot.
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3 garlic gloves, minced
- 3 cups cooked rice (cold rice works best)
- 1 tablespoon of curry paste
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 12oz can of spam, diced
- 1/2 cup scallions, sliced
- In a wok or large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, and scramble the eggs just until they begin to scramble. Take the eggs out of the skillet and set aside. Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, the onion, and cook for about 3 minutes until they become soft. Add the garlic cloves and cook for 1 more minute. Add the rice and with a spatula stir-fry breaking up any large chunks of rice. Add the diced spam and mix into the rice. Stir in the curry paste and soy sauce until the rice is evenly coated. Stir in the scallions. Serve immediately and enjoy the flavors.