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Recipe for family meals :

Curried Spam Pilaf

This is another recipe from Bill Hilbrich from Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Bill says that if you have any questions feel free to email him - click here or if you would like to know a little bit more about Bill have a look at his Bio page - click here.


1/2 Cup Hormel’s Spam, diced
1/3 Cup Onion, diced
1 (7 ounce or 199g) can of Mushrooms and the liquid
1/3 Cup Chicken Broth
1/3 Cup uncooked Long Grain Rice
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Curry Powder

  • Using a 12 inch frying pan, with a tight fitting lid, melt the olive oil and butter.
  • Add the onion and sauté until transparent, followed by the mushrooms and continue to sauté.
  • Add the Spam and stir until it starts to brown.
  • Add the rice and stir until all the grains are covered in the oil / butter.
  • Pour the liquid from the can of mushrooms into a 1 cup measure and add enough chicken broth to bring the total to 2/3 cup of liquid, pour into the pan.
  • Put on the cover, lower the heat to the minimum flame and let sit for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to sit for an additional 15 minutes.
  • DO NOT PEEK. Taste and adjust the flavors with the pepper.

Serves 1

Bill Hilbrich