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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Fried Rice with Kimchee and Spam

Updated photos from the archives August 9, 2015:

Fried Rice with Kimchee and Spam 1

I had big plans after we finished eating all the meat to add rice and leftover panchan to the griddle and make kimchee fried rice ala Seol Ak San-style. Unfortunately, my rice cooker was acting up and it just wouldn't cook the rice! :( So yes, the basics for the top photo is to toss rice and leftover panchan on the griddle and mix it all up. The rice will then soak up the meat juices. Mmm.

But if you're not going all out for a homemade Korean barbecue and are just hankering for some kimchee fried rice, here's my quickie version. Read my Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage and Mixed Frozen Vegetables for fried rice basics such as why leftover rice is best.

Why Spam you ask? Did you know after the U.S. and its territories, South Korea is the world's largest consumer of Spam? This photo is just the basics, rice, kimchee, and Spam.

Fried Rice with Kimchee and Spam 2

Fried Rice with Kimchee and Spam

For about 2 to 4 servings, you'll need:
2 cups of leftover rice, or make fresh rice but lower the water by about half a cup to cut down on the moisture content.
1 cup Napa Cabbage Kimchee
2-3 eggs, scrambled or use my Scrambled Egg Omelet technique
1 can of Spam, cut into large chunks

In a wok on high heat, add in eggs and swirl around in the wok until a thin omelet is formed and the eggs are cooked. Scrape the eggs out and set aside.

Add in Spam chunks and saute until the edges are crispy.

Add in rice and kimchee and saute until evenly mixed. Taste and add kimchee juices if needed, but be careful not to add too much or else it'll make the rice soggy.

When the fried rice is to your liking, add the eggs back in (this is so the eggs don't become soggy) and mix thoroughly.

Fried Rice with Kimchee and Spam 3

Or you can toss in some leftover pork belly and kimchee with any leftover panchan.

Fried Rice with Kimchee and Spam 4


My old photo was awful, but you have to admit, the updated photos are more appetizing!

Fried Rice with Kimchee and Spam 5

My other fried rice recipes:
Com Chien Toi Trung (Vietnamese Garlic Fried Rice with Eggs)
Fried Rice with Apples and Cubed Beef
Fried Rice with Bacon, Corn, Eggs, and Green Onions
Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage, Eggs, and Lettuce
Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage, Mixed Frozen Vegetables, and Eggs
Fried Rice with Hot Dogs, Eggs, and Ketchup
Fried Rice with Pineapples
Fried Rice with Pork, Corn, and a Ladle of Ramen Broth
Fried Rice Yang Chow-Style


  1. Wooo whoa, another inspiration for my kimchee. Hee hee....:D

  2. Tigerfishy,
    I figured you would have come up with this one by now. :)


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