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Hawaiian Fried Rice

Growing up in the South Pacific, rice was the mainstay of our diet. When my husband and I moved stateside, we created this Hawaiian fried rice recipe. We bring this dish to every potluck, and it's always the hit of the party. —Janice Edwards, Plainville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 10 tablespoons margarine or butter, divided
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 can (12 ounces) lite SPAM, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups frozen mixed vegetables (about 16 ounces), thawed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • Sliced green onions, optional

Directions

  • Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon margarine over medium-high heat. Whisk eggs until blended; pour into pan. Mixture should set immediately at edge. As eggs set, push cooked portions toward center, letting uncooked portions flow underneath. When eggs are thickened and no liquid egg remains, remove to a cutting board and chop.
  • In same pan, heat 1 tablespoon margarine over medium-high heat. Add Spam and onion; cook and stir until Spam is lightly browned, 6-8 minutes. Add mixed vegetables, garlic and pepper; cook until heated through. Stir in cooked rice, soy sauce and remaining 1/2 cup margarine; cook and stir until margarine is melted. Gently stir in eggs. If desired, top with sliced green onion.
Nutrition Facts
1-3/4 cups: 621 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 220mg cholesterol, 1191mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 24g protein.

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