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:
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.
Hawaiian Fried Rice With Spam (Or Ham)
- 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.