It’s been awhile, but I finally got off my butt and put together a new video for my subscribers on my YouTube channel. It’ll be interesting to see what you all think when you see that I cook (again) with Spam!
This time I make a fried rice dish with Spam but add a healthy twist with the addition of kale, which is THE ingredient these days at restaurants and farmers markets around California.
If you’re not a fan of Spam, or can’t find kale around your parts, you can easily substitute any kind of ham and use any dark leafy vegetable like Swiss chard.
Here’s the video for a quick run through of the recipe.
And here’s the actually recipe. Enjoy!
Spam Kale Fried Rice
Makes two to three servings
One 7-oz. can of Spam, diced into 1-inch cubes
1 bunch of kale (about 2 cups), cut against the dias into thin strips
1 medium carrot or two small carrots, diced into tiny cubes
2 cups leftover cooked rice (refrigerated)
1 T freshly grated ginger
2 T vegetable oil
1 T sesame oil
1 T soy sauce
2 T ground white pepper
Be sure to rinse kale clean and let drain in a colander until ready to use.
Warm vegetable oil over high heat in a wok or large skillet. Add Spam cubes to brown edges (about 1 to 2 minutes), then add carrots and cook for another two minutes.
Add kale and a pinch of salt. Stir to allow the kale to begin to wilt. Allow moisture from the kale to evaporate before adding rice. Crumble the leftover rice into the wok to break into pieces and allow to brown. Season for flavor by adding ginger, white pepper, sesame oil and soy sauce. (Adjust the soy sauce to your taste by trying a spoonful of rice and adding more soy sauce if needed.) Blend well then remove from heat and serve immediately.
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