Hawaiian Fried Rice With Spam (Or Ham)

I’ve always loved fried rice, so finding a recipe for a Hawaiian version just made my day. The pineapple and Spam (or ham) make a delicious sweet and salty combination.

Cook on the stove or in the Instant Pot and let cool:

2 c. uncooked rice (Or, use 4 c. of leftover rice. A potato masher works great for breaking it up as you stir fry it. You don’t need to heat it up first.)

Instant Pot directions: Add 2 c. rice and 3 c. water to the pot, cook at high pressure for 5 minutes, quick release.

Heat a wok and stir occasionally until browned:

1 can Spam or 12 oz. ham, diced

Add and stir fry until tender:

1 onion, diced

1 bell pepper, chopped, or 1 c. frozen peas

Push veggies to the side and scramble:

3 eggs

Add in the cooled rice and the following, seasoning to taste, and heating through:

1 c. pineapple tidbits or chunks, drained (I like tidbits better because they’re smaller, but they can be hard to find.)

2-4 T. soy sauce

I consider Hawaiian fried rice to be a meal on its own, but it can easily be paired with other Chinese dishes.

Find more recipes with ham here or Chinese recipes here.

hawaiian fried rice
hawaiian fried rice

Hawaiian Fried Rice With Spam (Or Ham)

The pineapple and Spam (or ham) make a delicious sweet and salty combination.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • pressure cooker


  • 2 cups rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can Spam or 12 ounces ham, diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper chopped, or 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits drained
  • 2-4 tablespoons soy sauce


  • Cook the rice in the pressure cooker for 5 minutes with a quick release. Or, use 4 cups of leftover rice.
    2 cups rice, 3 cups water
  • Heat a wok or large skillet. Add the Spam (or ham) and stir occasionally until it browns.
    1 can Spam
  • Add the veggies and stir fry until they are tender.
    1 onion, 1 bell pepper
  • Push the veggies to the side and scramble the eggs.
    3 eggs
  • Add the rice, pineapple, and soy sauce to taste, stirring until everything is heated through.
    1 cup pineapple tidbits, 2-4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Serve as a main dish or a side.
Keyword ham, Spam
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