Simple Fried Rice

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by Jessica T

No chopping, no measuring! This is my eight-minute version of my mom's recipe, and you can't get much simpler, although you can get *much* more authentic. My mom gave me a can of spam and it was about to expire, so I figured I'd use it. When you're young, poor, and growling with hunger, you make do. The 20 minutes of cooking is waiting for the rice cooker.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) can Spam
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 3 cups white rice (uncooked)
  • 1 -2 scrambled egg (optional)
  • 2 pinches chicken bouillon (or to taste)
  • salt, Pepper, and Soy Sauce


  1. Cook the rice in an automatic rice pot. In the meantime, boil the vegetables. Drain.
  2. Cut up the SPAM in the can with a steak knife. The pieces won't be uniform, but it's about speed, not neatness.
  3. Transfer the rice to a big pot on medium-high or high heat. Add all the other ingredients and stir until well-mixed. Season to taste.

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