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Easy way to use leftovers

One of my favorite quick dinners to make is fried rice. There are so many different ways to make it, and the only ingredient you really HAVE to have is day old rice. We had Spam, Eggs and Rice one night, and so I made extra of all three so we could have fried rice the next night. As you can see, I like my fried rice a little chunky.

Basically you need day old rice, some veggies, a protein (SPAM, chicken, shrimp, etc) and scrambled eggs (though I have made it without them). For veggies I usually like bell peppers and onions. You can also use carrots, peas, corn, or whatever you feel like.

My SPAM was already marinated and cooked, as were the eggs, so I didn’t have to worry about those. Here’s how simple it was.

SPAM Fried Rice


Day old rice
cooked SPAM cubes
scrambled eggs
1/2 red bell pepper chopped
1/2 green bell pepper chopped
1/4 red onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
2 TBS olive oil
1TBS shoyu
1 tsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar


Sautee peppers, onion and garlic for a few minutes in the olive oil on medium-high. Add rice (try to declump it before adding to the pan). Mix it with the veggies and then leave it be. Don’t stir it too often, just every once in a while. I probably flip it every 2 minutes and cook it for 8 minutes total. Once it’s fried and getting crispy add the SPAM and eggs. Mix it again and let cook another couple minutes.

In a separate bowl mix the shoyu, vinegar and sugar. Add to the pan. Cook for one minute and you’re done!

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