Spam Kimchi Fried Rice

Spam + kimchi = meant to be.
Difficulty
Easy
Servings
4 servings
Prep Time
05 Mins
Active Time
15 Mins

Spam and kimchi fried rice is a back pocket recipe for long work days or late-night Korean food cravings. Toss leftover rice with salty Spam, tangy kimchi, and spicy-sweet gochujang sauce for a comforting, flavor-packed meal. Easy to make, hard to mess up, always delicious.

Gochujang Sauce

  • 1-2 tbsp gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • ½–1 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • fish sauce, to taste

Fried Rice

  • 2–3 tbsp neutral oil
  • ½ can Spam, diced into ¼ inch cubes
  • 1 ½ cup kimchi, drained and roughly chopped
  • 3 cups leftover rice
  • 1 ½ tbsp black or white sesame seeds

Garnish

  • sesame seeds
  • spring onions, chopped
1

Make the sauce: Combine gochujang, sesame oil, sugar, water, and fish sauce in a bowl and stir. Set aside.

2

Cook Spam and kimchi: Heat oil in wok or non-stick pan over medium heat. Fry Spam until browned and crispy on the edges, 2–3 minutes. Add kimchi and spring onions. Stir and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute.

3

Cook rice: Add leftover rice, gochujang sauce, and sesame seeds. Toss and stir until the rice is hot and well coated, 2–3 minutes.

4

Serve: Remove rice from heat. Sprinkle sesame seeds and spring onions for garnish, and serve while hot.

Notes

Sriracha can be used as an alternative for gochujang. Start with a pinch of sugar and adjust to taste.

To avoid sticky and clumpy fried rice, use refrigerated leftover rice.

This dish can also be enjoyed with chopped dried seaweed and a crispy sunny side-up egg.

Using wok for this recipe is optional.

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