Spam® Fried Rice with Button Mushroom, Peas, Scallions
In times like this where it may be difficult to get a bunch of rich bold ingredients, we went into the pantry and found some good ole staples to throw together a delicious Spam® fried rice.
We are pairing this with our flagship wine, The Prisoner. The bold flavor from the seared Spam® and the richness from the sesame oil and soy sauce, will tame a bit of the big body of The Prisoner and highlight the Bing cherry and roasted fig flavors all leading you to a pronounced dark chocolatey finish. You can also join Director of Winemaking Chrissy Wittmann as she walks you through the latest vintage of The Prisoner.
We hope you enjoy this delicious combo as much as we have and stay tuned for our next yummy pairings from the pantry!
1 cup Jasmine or Basmati Rice
1 3/4 cups Water
1 tsp of salt
2 Tbs of sesame oil
8 oz. Spam® (Diced)
1/2 cup Onion (Diced) substitute 1 1/2 Tbs. onion powder
1 Tbs Garlic (Minced) substitute 1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp Ginger (Minced) substitute 1 tsp of ginger powder
1/2 cup Peas Frozen
1/2 cup Button Mushroom (Diced) substitute ¼ cup of mushroom
2 Tbs. Soy Sauce
3 Large Eggs
1 bunch of scallions sliced thin
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Toast the rice in a 2 qt. pot with half the sesame oil. Add water and salt to the pot and bring to a boil. Cover and cook in oven for 20 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes off the heat.
- Spread rice out on a large baking sheet and set aside. Let cool for 30 minutes at room temperature then 30 minutes in fridge uncovered.
- While rice is cooling, heat the remaining sesame oil in a nonstick pan.
- Add the Spam to the pan and cook, stirring often, until browned, about 5 minutes.
- Add the onions and cook for 1-2 minutes until soft.
- Add the garlic and ginger and continue cooking for 1 minute on low temperature making sure not to burn the garlic or ginger.
- Add the mushroom to the pan and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes then add peas for 2 more minutes.
- Add rice to the pan and Sautee for 2-3 minutes.
- Push everything in the pan off to the side and crack the eggs into the empty space of the pan. Stir with a spatula like scrambled eggs. When eggs are cooked through, stir them into the rice mixture. Add soy sauce and scallions and cook for 1 minute.