Spam Fried Rice

Introducing my mouthwatering Spam Fried Rice recipe, a Hawaiian-inspired delight that puts a unique spin on traditional fried rice with seared cubes of Spam! This quick and easy dish is ready in just 10 minutes, offering a lighter yet incredibly delicious fried rice option. If you’re a fan of Hawaiian-inspired dishes, you won’t want to miss this one!

Spam fried rice served in a bowl, close up shot.

Why I Love This Recipe

My Spam Fried Rice is a beloved Hawaiian-inspired dish that features juicy seared Spam cubes, adding a unique and savory element to the classic fried rice. With a quick and easy preparation time of just 10 minutes, I promise it’s a fantastic choice for those looking for a convenient yet flavorful meal! The combination of seared Spam, fragrant toasted sesame oil, and well-seasoned rice creates a delightful medley of flavors, making this recipe a must-try for anyone seeking a taste of Hawaii in their own kitchen!

If you’re a fan of Hawaiian-inspired dishes like my Spam Musubi in a Bowl and Loco Moco, you won’t want to miss this one! Get ready to savor the irresistible taste of my Spam Fried Rice and experience a taste of Hawaii in your own kitchen!



  • Spam – low sodium to reduce sodium intake.
  • Neutral Oil no taste or flavor with high cooking temperature. Some choices are sunflower oil, peanut oil, sallower oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil. 
  • Rice – rice of choice, use cauliflower rice for a low carb recipe.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Onion – yellow or brown onion.
  • Green Onion – finely chopped green onion scallions.
  • Toasted Sesame Oil – 100% Toasted Sesame Oil that should have a dark brown color.  

Additional Add Ins

You can enhance this fried rice with additional ingredients such as Frozen Peas, Carrots, Corn, and Eggs. These add-ins bring extra flavor and texture to your fried rice.

🍚 Rice Note

For optimal results, use Leftover Cold Rice or Day-Old Cooked Cold Rice. This technique efficiently reduces excess moisture, ensuring your fried rice maintains its texture.

Spam fried rice served in a bowl, top down shot.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

  • Wok or Deep Large Skillet


☑ Before Getting Started

To make delicious fried rice, Prep Your Ingredients in advance for efficiency and use a roomy Wok or Deep Skillet. Opt for High-Temperature Cooking Oil to achieve that signature sizzle and pop.

Step 1 Add cooking oil into a wok or deep frying pan, then add cubed Spam. Cook on high heat until seared and browned, then set it aside

Spam in a frying pan.

Step 2 In the same pan, add oil, rice, and chopped onions. Cook on high heat for a couple of minutes, add the cooked Spam back in, season with black pepper, toasted sesame oil and garnish with chopped green onions.

Spam fried rice in a bowl.

🍚 Fried Rice Cooking Pro Tip

Avoid Overcrowding the pan to ensure there’s enough space for all the rice to cook evenly under high heat and within the correct temperature range. If making a large serving, it’s better to Cook in Batches instead.

🧂 Seasoning Note

Refrain from Adding Extra Salt to the seasoning. Spam is naturally salty, so additional salt is unnecessary.

Paring Recommendations

Include vegetable sides like Chinese Chicken Salad and Stir Fry Green Beans. These fresh and vibrant dishes complement the savory flavors of the fried rice perfectly. To complete your Hawaiian-inspired meal, consider serving it with a refreshing tropical inspired drink like a Mango Slush.
Spam fried rice served in a bowl being scooped up with a spoon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a low-sodium alternative for Spam that I can use?

Yes, you can opt for Spam less sodium as a suitable low-sodium alternative.

Can I store any unused spam?

Absolutely! To store any unused Spam, wrap the remaining portion in plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge. It should remain fresh for 10-14 days.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate. These leftovers will remain fresh for approximately 3 to 5 days when properly stored. When ready to enjoy again, simply reheat in the microwave until heated.

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Spam fried rice served in a bowl being scooped up with a spoon.

Spam Fried Rice

Taste the savory delight of Spam Fried Rice, a quick and delicious Hawaiian-inspired recipe that's perfect for a satisfying meal. Prepare it in under 10 minutes!
4.20 from 15 votes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Hawaiian
Keyword: hawaiian spam fried rice, how to make spam fried rice, spam fried rice
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 bowl
Print Recipe
Calories: 393kcal



  • 4 oz Spam about 1/3 of the can
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil neutral, no flavor or taste

Fried Rice


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for spam fried rice.
  • Finely dice green onions, onions, spam (about 1/4 x 1/4 inch cubes) and set aside.
    Cubed spam on cutting board.
  • In a wok or deep frying pan, add neutral cooking oil on high heat. Once oil is up to temp, add diced spam and cook for 2-3 minutes until you get a nice brown crust on the spam. Transfer to holding bowl.
    Spam in a frying pan.
  • In the same frying pan, add neutral cooking oil on high heat. Once oil is up to temp, add rice and onion. Stir often and cook for 2-3 minutes or until desired texture is reached.
    Rice in a frying pan.
  • After 2-3 minutes, add back spam and lightly season with black pepper. Mix well and continue to cook for an additional 1 minute.
    Rice and spam in a frying pan.
  • Lastly, add a splash of Toasted Sesame Oil and mix in the green onions, transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy hot!


Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1607mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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  1. I’m shocked that there are NO comments on this recipe! I am not a big fan of cauliflower this and that on a low carb diet. I have only a few cauliflower dishes I approve of. This one is now my #1 favorite one. It had NO cauliflower taste! The spam really rocks, and gives it such great flavor. Who would have known spam! Of all ingredients! This had really great flavor…..even my keto apprehensive husband liked it. Make sure your cauliflower rice is DRY. No moisture.

  2. How is this 21 carbs?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi Suzanne! It’s because the NF numbers are pulled from a database and sometimes they are incorrect. I went ahead and manually adjusted it so it’s correct now.

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