In Norway, I haven't yet found Spam but they do sell cubed pieces of ham that are the perfect size for fried rice. I had some leftover rice, some eggs in the refrigerator and some peas in the freezer. After buying an onion and a box of the diced ham, I had all I needed for dinner. So, by popular request, I present to you - Fried Rice.
2 cups cold rice, best if leftover from the night before. The best type of rice to use is a long-grained rice.
1 cup diced ham
3/4 cup frozen peas (fresh can be used too)
2 tbs finely sliced scallions
3 tbs oil, divided
1 tbs oyster sauce
2 tsp soy sauce
Ground pepper to taste
Heat 1 tbs of oil in a wide frying pan to medium high. Crack the 2 eggs into the pan and stir, lightly scrambling the eggs as they fry. Lightly season the eggs with salt and pepper. When the eggs are just done and tender, remove them from the pan and set aside. To the same pan, add the remaining 2 tbs of oil and the brown onion. Saute the onion until they are soft, then add the diced ham. Brown the ham and the onion. I like to do this to caramelize the flavors on the ham and it creates a nice texture when the ham is browned. To the browned onions and ham, add the rice, breaking up the rice as you add it to the pan so that you have individual grains of rice. You don't need to be neurotic about each piece of rice being separate, just do the best that you can. Stir fry the rice and the meat and onions until combined. If the rice looks too try, add 1 to 2 tbs of water and stir well. Let the rice fry/steam to soften. To the rice, add the eggs and the peas. It's ok if the peas are still frozen. Break up the egg pieces as best as you can. Then add the oyster sauce and the soy sauce and stir to combine. Let the rice stir fry an additional 2 or so minutes until the rice is heated through. Turn the heat off and stir in the sliced scallions. For additional texture, you can also sprinkle some dry roasted peanuts on top.