5 Ingredient Dish: Spring Peas and SPAM Fried Rice

Yep! We're cooking with SPAM!

By Charlotte Linde March 19, 2019

Each month we share a meal made with 5 ingredients or less to help you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family! 

This month, we created the Spring Peas and SPAM Fried Rice, a new favorite created by my 11-year-old daughter, Brianna. She came out into the living room one day and said "Mom, I think I'd like to try a dish that has SPAM, rice, and eggs in it." 

You ask and you shall receive my little one. 

To my surprise, this dish came out fantastic and everyone loved it! Enjoy as a side, double the batch and bring to a potluck, or add a side salad and make it a meal. 

Spring Peas and SPAM Fried Rice


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 can of SPAM, cubed
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp onion powder


  1. Cook rice according to directions.
  2. In a nonstick pan or a greased cast iron skillet, sauté cubed SPAM until lightly brown and crispy on the outside. 
  3. Push SPAM to the outside edge of pan to make room for eggs.
  4. Scramble two eggs in the center of the pan.
  5. Add rice, peas, and onion powder to pan and mix well.
  6. Saute for about 5 minutes to "fry" your rice.

We hope you enjoy this quick and delicious version of fried rice with ham in a can! 

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