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Spam Yang Chow Fried Rice

This spam yang chow fried rice is a quick and easy recipe you can make in less than 15 minutes! The luncheon meat is stir-fried in hoisin sauce to give it a hint of char siew flavor then stir-fried with egg and day-old rice to bring it all together.

Spam Fried Rice Recipe Hoisin Sauce

FLAVOR PACKED FRIED RICE INGREDIENTS

Turn a simple spam fried rice to a whole nother level of deliciousness using these simple ingredients:

  • Spam – or your favorite luncheon meat brand. It doesn’t have to be spam.
  • Day-old rice – for a less mushy fried rice. More tips below!
  • Hoisin Sauce – adds a hint of Chinese BBQ flavor to the spam/luncheon meat and rice.
  • Chicken Powder – is an easy and convenient seasoning that makes any fried rice dish flavorful! It’s what most Chinese restaurants use to make their fried rice. Don’t tell anyone ok? πŸ™‚
  • Garlic and green onions (scallions) – adds flavor and color. I don’t recommend skipping these two!
  • Eggs β€“ make any fried rice dish an all-in-one meal.
  • Vegetables – is optional but if you want to up your vegetables, use frozen mixed vegetables or sliced cabbage for convenience. You can also use fresh broccoli, cauliflower, and pak choi/bok choi! Cut into pieces then blanch in hot water before stir-frying with the meat for a softer texture.

Fried Rice Ingredients

HOW TO MAKE SPAM YANG CHOW FRIED RICE

I’m calling this level up spam fried rice and you’re going to love how easy it comes together!

Prepare all the ingredients beforehand for smoother cooking workflow. Start by slicing spam into small cubes. Slice the onion leaves, and garlic; beat the eggs in a bowl.

Garlic Onion Fried Rice

Saute sliced green onions and garlic together in hot oil to release the flavor and aroma. Be careful not to burn the garlic. You don’t want any bitter flavor in your fried rice.

Steps to make Fried Rice

Add the bits of spam/luncheon meat. Cook until lightly toasted. Pour 1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce and stir until each piece is coated.

Make a well in the center. Pour half of the beaten egg. Then quickly add the day-old rice.

Steps to make Spam Fried Rice

Combining liquid egg and rice is the key to making a yang chow fried rice. 

Fried rice with hoisin sauce

Pour the remaining hoisin sauce and sprinkle the chicken powder directly into the rice. Stir until combined. This step helps infuse the flavor of the seasonings to each of the rice granules.

Egg Fried Rice procedure
Push the rice to the side of the wok. Add a little bit of oil and shift the wok over the heat. Pour the remaining egg. Cook, it through. Add the remaining green scallions then stir into the eggs and rice.

how to make Spam Fried Rice

Remove from the heat and serve immediately! I love having my fried rice with chili oil and pickled green chili. How about you?

Can I use freshly cooked rice for fried rice?

Yes and Yes! To use freshly cooked rice for fried rice, dry it by spreading it on a heatproof tray before cooking. If you’re in a hurry, put it under a fan until it cools.

Can I substitute chicken powder with chicken bouillon?

Chicken bouillon is a good substitute for chicken powder. To use it, you must dilute it in hot water before using it.  Half chicken bouillon cube is enough to season 4 cups of fried rice.

Watch how to make Spam Yang Chow Fried Rice

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Spam Fried Rice Recipe Hoisin Sauce

Spam Yang Chow Fried Rice

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Servings: 4 -5 servings
Author: Mella
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
This spam fried rice is a quick and easy recipe you can make in less than 15 minutes! The luncheon meat is stir-fried in hoisin sauce to give it a hint of char siew flavor then stir-fried with egg and day-old rice to bring it all together.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 6 oz / half can Spam (or any luncheon meat)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup green onions (divided)
  • 4 cups day-old rice
  • 4 eggs (beaten, divided)
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce (divided)
  • 2 tsp chicken powder (or half chicken bouillon diluted in 2 tbsp hot water)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Prepare all the ingredients. Start by slicing spam into small cubes. Slice the onion leaves, and garlic; beat the eggs in a bowl.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add the cubes of spam. Cook until lightly brown. Pour 1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce and stir until each piece is coated. Make a well in the center. Pour half of the beaten egg then quickly stir-in the day-old rice.
  • Pour the remaining hoisin sauce and sprinkle the chicken powder directly into the rice. Stir until combined.
  • Push the rice to the side of the wok. Add a little bit of oil and shift the wok over the heat. Pour the remaining egg. Cook, it through. Add the remaining green scallions then stir into the eggs and rice. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Remove from the heat and serve immediately!

Recipe Notes and Tips:

  • If using freshly cooked rice, dry it by spreading it on a heatproof tray before cooking. If you’re in a hurry, put it under a fan until it cools.
  • Chicken Powder can be substituted with chicken bouillon. Dilute it in hot water before using it. Note: Cook the fried rice a bit longer if using diluted chicken bouillon to allow the liquid to evaporate before doing step 4.
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Course : Main Course
Cuisine : Chinese
Keyword : easy fried rice recipe, luncheon meat fried rice
Nutrition Facts
Spam Yang Chow Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 520 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 194mg65%
Sodium 1042mg45%
Potassium 491mg14%
Carbohydrates 155g52%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 362IU7%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. 5 stars

    5 stars
    Nice! Well written and very informative, this day I’m craving in Chow fried rice and never try this one, now I’m gonna make this one Thank you :))

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