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Luncheon Meat (Spam) Fried Rice

Luncheon Meat Fried Rice Recipe

For best results when cooking fried rice, use cooked rice that has been refrigerated overnight. If you do not like the idea of overnight rice , you can also use freshly cooked rice which has been refrigerated for at least 2 hours in the fridge. Refrigerating the rice keeps the grains dry so that they won’t stick to each other during stir frying. Alternatively, ‘tabao’ (takeaway) extra rice the day before, for making fried rice the next day.


  • 400 grams cooked long-grain rice (1 cup uncooked rice cooked in 1 cup of water) refrigerated overnight
  • 1 x 350 grams tin of luncheon meat or spam (午餐肉) diced (optional; pan fry spam slices until browned before dicing)
  • 2 eggs beaten with 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen vegetables (peas, carrots, corn) microwave for 2 minutes; drain water
  • 1-2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 shallots peeled & finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • chopped spring onions for garnishing


  1. Grease a wok or pan with a bit of oil or cooking spray, and cook the egg by swirling the pan to spread it as thinly as possible. When both sides of the egg are cooked, take it out, dice the omelette and set aside.
  2. Heat oil, stir fry shallots and garlic until the shallots are translucent.
  3. Add rice and using the back of the spatula or tuner, break up all the rice lumps. Add light soy sauce, oyster sauce, luncheon met and thaw vegetables. Stir fry until everything is evenly mixed.
  4. Add cooked egg and mix well. Garnish with chopped spring onions before serving.

Noob Cook Tip:
Instead of overnight refrigerated rice, you can also use freshly cooked rice which has been refrigerated for at least 2 hours.

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37 comments on “Luncheon Meat (Spam) Fried Rice”

  1. i am curious but why must the rice be refrigerated beforehand in order to make fried rice? to remove moisture? btw do you have yam rice recipe to share? i am enjoying your cooking tips very much! :)

    • Refrigerated rice has the best texture for fried rice. They are dry and do not stick to each other, making them idea for frying. It’s a lot of difference using freshly cooked rice, and refrigerated overnight rice.

      I haven’t tried yam rice before, but when I get to it, I will definitely post the recipe. Thank you! :-)

  2. I love fried rice with luncheon meat. My mom always cooks them for me :> Hehe

  3. Justntried this receipe and it was fantastic!
    Followed it exactly except added some chilli padi and leftover ham… Yummy…
    Oh yea, i added some potato too but it was a bit hard.
    I soaked it in water and pan fried abit till it turned brown. Would you have any tip to make them softer?


  4. Hi Wiffy

    I have tried this recipe several times and it is always a welcome to kids. Whenever my girls call their friends over, this is a “must-have” dish.

    However, last Sunday I had a gathering for both adults and kids and I realized not many adults like this dish, perhaps other dishes were more tempting. I asked around and many preferred Yang Chow Fried Rice. Can you help to try and post out this recipe?

    As always, thanks for your wonderful sharing ;o).


  5. Instead of SPAM you can also try Tulip brand luncheon meats (original and also the spicy flavoured ones). It’s pretty good too . I can’t remember exactly how luncheon meat used to taste (before the banned of it at one point in time) but Tulip brand does seem like the closest to it.

    Love your cooking posts by the way!

    • Oh and to up the ante of this recipe, which i call the triple threat fried rice is luncheon meat, bacon and ham!

  6. Can’t remember when I last time had 午餐肉…the stir-fried rice looks so tasty.

  7. Yay….luncheon meat or ‘SPAM’. I just love it. I don’t mind to have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner :D

  8. hi. i used overnight rice to cook fried rice but my rice still sticky when frying.
    everytime i fried rice, my rice then to be sticky.

    pls help.
    kindly advise. how to keep the rice in fridge? using high heat to fried rice?

    • To keep the rice in the fridge, cover with cling wrap and chill overnight or at least four hours. Yes, high heat, use sufficient oil and measure the quantities. Also, try to cook rice with a bit less water than usual. In that way, the fried rice will turn out just nice.

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