You’ve heard of chicken fried rice. You’ve tried shrimp fried rice. But have you sampled spam fried rice?
Spam is delicious. I don’t care what you say. It doesn’t matter if it’s not whole meat. It doesn’t matter that it may contain some preservatives (honestly, almost all meat does). It doesn’t matter if it’s associated with unwanted messages and emails on the Internet. It tastes good, mmkay?
But if there’s one thing it lacks in – it’s definitely nutrition. One serving of regular Spam contains: 180 calories / 16g fat / 1g carb / 7g protein. There’s twice as many grams of fat as carbs and protein combined. That’s pretty hard to justify as being healthy.
Thankfully, there’s Turkey Spam! I found this in the grocery aisle the other day, and it’s macros are…
80 calories / 4.5g fat / 1g carbs / 9g protein. Whaaat? Twice as much protein as fat?
That, my friends, we can work with.
So let’s get down to business.
To be honest, these ingredients are gonna look pretty raggedy, because I just grabbed whatever leftovers I had around the fridge. That’s the beauty of fried rice. You can throw in pretty much any junk you got, and it’ll still taste good. 😀
Turkey Spam Fried Rice
- 4 servings Turkey Spam
- 3 cups of leftover steamed rice
- 2 eggs
- 1 stalk of green onion/scallion/whatever you want to call it
- Some garlic (optional)
- Heat up a frying pan to Medium, and add a tablespoon of canola oil.
- Cut all the green onions and spam into small bite-sized chunks. If you have garlic, I would mince some up as well, because I freakin’ love garlic and put that shit on everything.
- Add the garlic to the pan and swish it around with the canola oil. This helps get the oil some garlicky flavor.
- Add the rice and spam to the pan and stir for a couple minutes. (if you’re wondering why the image is vertical, it’s because I took it from my Snapchat)
- Scramble the eggs in a separate bowl. Move the rice to the side of the frying pan. Add a tablespoon of canola oil and slowly pour the eggs onto the other side.
- Stir for 5-10 minutes.
- Add any sauces you like (I like using a little soy sauce and Sriracha).
- Add the green onions at the end. Stir for maybe 5 more minutes. Turkey spam fried rice is ready to serve.
Makes 4 servings. The whole recipe should take less than 20 minutes to make. And hey, I’ll even give you the nutrition facts for a serving:
You can typically substitute the spam with any other meat of your choice. Another easy option to add some variety is to throw in some frozen mixed vegetables, which will provide an easy opportunity to add some volume and fiber to the dish.
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