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Red Beans and Rice with SPAM®

Red Beans and Rice with SPAM®


"This is a recipe that my mom made for us while growing up. We live in Minnesota, where SPAM originated, and my father is Puerto Rican; this was an ingenious way for my mother to weave the cultures together. This is a quick and tasty meal, enjoy!"
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35 m servings 759 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 759 kcal
  • 38%
  • Fat:
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 108g
  • 35%
  • Protein:
  • 25.5 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 1287 mg
  • 51%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Stir together the luncheon meat, kidney beans with liquid, butter, and onion flakes in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon the beans over the cooked rice to serve.

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  1. 18 Ratings

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Having lived on Guam for many years I have to give this five stars since Spam recipes take on an all new creativity there. My family uses the spam and rice for a quick and easy fixer that we ca...

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I made this once before, this is just okay. And remembered it really needed seasonings. Black pepper just doesn't cut it. While a simple quick recipe, it lacks real seasoning depth. After tweaki...

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Having lived on Guam for many years I have to give this five stars since Spam recipes take on an all new creativity there. My family uses the spam and rice for a quick and easy fixer that we ca...

This was very easy and quick to make. It tastes great and smells good when cooking. I often make a traditional red beans and rice, which is much more labor and time intensive. This recipe is ...

What can I say..This dish is DELISH!! I thought it was going to be bland but was I wrong! It packed flavor! I did do some minor changes.FIRST I only had 1 can of red beans so I had to cut the me...

make sure you do a quick fry on the spam before putting it in

Made it twice so far and discovered that Black beans with spam taste better than with red kidney because it taste more dry than black beans since they keeps more moisture! Try it with black bean...

This is the perfect fill-you-up meal for a very tight budget. We always use black beans due to personal preference. I have also tried both dried and canned beans. I almost always add an onion (i...

Not bad. We don't usually like SPAM but I tried the recipe for a Hawaiian themed diner and found we liked it. It's easy and cheap to make. We however use black beans instead of kidney beans for ...

this was really good! i didnt have spam on hand so used chopped up hotdogs and everyone loved it!

very easy and very tasty. I took a few others suggestions and added green pepper, garlic and fresh onion, and browned the spam. Also put on hot sauce when served. I have never had spam before bu...

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