21 January 2014

JW Cooks: Easy Spam Fried Rice (Recipe)

This installment of recipes will be named **JW COOKS** because they're all his recipes. Unfortunately he doesn't run a blog because he doesn't know how to work anything that isn't Facebook. So it's all me me me me me mine! Here we go.

 Jw has started packing me lunch the past few days. I have no idea why he's being so nice and I don't know what he's nice but if it's food I'll accept it. It's great because i'm saving the environment one lunch pack at a time... and I don't have reason to head home in between breaks which means I end up going for all my classes. It has only been three lunches but I'm terribly happy and I love them all ~ so far I've had:

^^^ Rice in Tofu Skin and a bonus Pocky pack ^^^^

^^^ The best ham & cheese sandwich ever!!! (and i'm really not saying it's the best eve because my boyfriend made it for me. that sammich was good good good) ^^  

 ^^^ SPAM FRIED RICE ^^^^ Under the cut: Spam fried rice recipe
So all three lunches were great but since I'm not really sure how he made the first two (yes, the ham and cheese sandwich was magical, I really don't know how he did it) i'm going to give you the recipe for the fried rice first. So roll your eyes if you want, because fried rice IS easy, but this isn't Din Tai Fung kind of stuff, this is Apartment 306 stuff! This one takes like ~30 minutes to cook, but if you do it the night before you can just leave it in the frying pan and heat it up the next day to eat it real quick or take it to school.

 Spam Fried Rice
Serves Two
Prep Time: 5 minutes, as long as you have cooked your rice already
Cook time: 20 minutes  

  • 1/4 can of Spam Lite , chopped.
  • 1/2 a broccoli, chopped.
  • 4-5 Crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 bowls of rice
  • 1.5 tbsp canola oil
  • 2-3 tbsp rice seasoning, adjust to your liking. (see notes)
  • Heat cooking oil in a pan, and add the spam and broccoli in. Fry on medium heat.
  • When one side of the spam starts to turn crispy, add in the mushrooms.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the rice and seasoning together.
  • When the mushrooms are cooked, add the rice into the pan and stir. Use the spatula to 'hit' the rice so that the grains don't clump together and get broken up. This way, the rice and the other ingredients will mix better!
  • When you're happy with what you've mixed, serve.
Simple, right?  

  • The best kind of rice to use for fried rice is, in fact, overnight rice. The rice seems to taste better with overnight rice. Also, the rice tends to be less smushy after!
  • The rice seasoning used here was a Korean fried rice one, but it's hard to find everywhere so Japanese furikake will do. If you end up using those in packets, and not from the bottles, follow the instructions on the packets instead :)

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