spam fried rice01It’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!

The finished dish.

The finished dish.

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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4 Responses to Cooking Demo on Making My Spam Kale Fried Rice Recipe

  1. Jenn says:

    Spam ! You have GOT to be joking !

  2. Brenda Ton says:

    I love spam! I make a fried rice out of it as well but not as ‘healthy’. I never thought of using kale in Asian food. By the way, it’s pronounced ‘die-no’ and ‘lah-sin-na-toe’ kale – I had no idea until P taught me when we first started going out. The dish looks delicious. I didn’t realize sesame oil helps break up the rice – good tip. You should make more videos – you have an excellent kitchen space and more so, a great personality (on air and off) 🙂

    • Ben Ben says:

      Thanks Brenda for the pronunciation tips! It helps having someone who knows produce, huh?

  3. Row says:

    I really dig this new video! Btw, those new Spam cans are so cute! There’s a can of Spam in the pantry (okay, maybe three cans) and it has been earmarked for this recipe. Thank you! 🙂
    P.S. Sweet spatula rest!