Namaste and welcome to Rice Cookers 101! Do you often find yourself struggling to come up with creative recipes for your trusty rice cooker? Well, today we have a special treat for you – Indian Spam Rice! This dish is the perfect blend of savory and spicy flavors, and is sure to impress your taste buds. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make! So, grab your rice cooker and let’s get cooking! We’ve made this indian spam rice recipe easy to follow 👨‍🍳. If you’re looking for our favorite rice cookers to make this recipe, check out our list of top rice cookers here.

indian spam rice ingredients


  • 1 can of Spam
  • 1 cup of long-grain white rice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil or ghee


  1. Cut the Spam into small cubes and set aside.
  2. Rinse the rice in a fine-mesh strainer until the water runs clear, and drain well.
  3. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat the oil or ghee over medium heat.
  4. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until the onion is tender and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the curry powder, cumin, and salt, and stir to combine.
  6. Add the Spam cubes, and stir to coat them in the spice mixture.
  7. Add the rice, and stir to combine.
  8. Add the water, and stir gently to distribute the ingredients.
  9. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.
  10. Cover the skillet or Dutch oven tightly and reduce the heat to low.
  11. Simmer for 18-20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  12. Remove from the heat source and let it rest, covered, for 5-10 minutes to allow for the steam to settle.
  13. Fluff the rice with a fork, and serve hot.

indian spam rice

How long does indian spam rice last in the fridge?

Indian spam rice can be stored in the fridge after cooking for up to four days. It should be placed in an airtight container once it has cooled down and then stored in the refrigerator to keep it fresh. Before reheating the rice, it should be heated thoroughly to kill any bacteria that may have grown on it during storage. If you are not sure whether the rice is still fit for consumption, it is best to throw it away to avoid the risk of food poisoning.

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Low calorie indian spam rice recipe substitutions

To make this Indian Spam Rice recipe lower in calories, there are several substitutions that can be made. Instead of using regular Spam, a low-sodium or turkey Spam can be used. This will decrease the overall sodium content in the dish. The rice can also be replaced with cauliflower rice or blended white beans to reduce the calorie and carbohydrate content. Using a non-stick cooking spray instead of the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil or ghee will also lower the calorie content. Additionally, reducing the amount of curry powder and cumin by half will decrease the overall calorie count. Finally, increasing the amount of vegetables included in the recipe, such as adding more onions and garlic or diced carrots and peppers, will provide more volume for fewer calories.

What to serve with a indian spam rice?

There are several options to serve with Indian spam rice depending on your taste and preference. A cucumber raita with yogurt, cucumber, and spices adds a refreshing contrast to the spicy rice. A simple mixed vegetable stir-fry is a great way to add some variety and nutrition to the dish. Alternatively, you can serve it with some grilled chicken or fish to add some protein. A side of naan bread or papadum also complements the rice and completes the Indian meal experience.

Whats the best sauce for a indian spam rice?

For Indian spam rice, a spicy tomato-based sauce would be a great option. To prepare this sauce, heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions and garlic and sauté until golden brown. Add chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, and water. Let it simmer on low heat until the sauce thickens and the flavors blend together. You can adjust the spice levels according to your preference. This sauce complements the salty and slightly spicy flavor of spam and enhances the overall taste of the dish.

Indian spam rice health benefits

Unfortunately, there are no health benefits specific to Indian Spam Rice as Spam is a processed meat product that is high in sodium and unhealthy additives. To provide a healthier alternative, I would recommend a vegetable stir-fry with quinoa or brown rice. This dish is rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals which are essential for a healthy body. The dish can be prepared by stir-frying vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, and onions in a small amount of oil and seasoning with soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and chili flakes to taste. Serve it with a side of quinoa or brown rice for a delicious and healthy meal.

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