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Soft Boiled Eggs and Shoyu Breakfast Fried Rice
Shoyu Breakfast Fried Rice and Eggs is truly one of my favorite dishes of all time. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and I always make a whole batch so I have leftovers for an entire weekend. The little crispy cubes of SPAM and bacon add so much flavor and depth to the dish. If you’ve never cooked with SPAM before, Shoyu Breakfast Fried Rice and Eggs is the recipe to start with! -@pastaragazza

Recipe

Prep time 20mins
Cook time 40mins
Yield: Serves or Makes 8
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ingredients

  • 3 cups Japanese short grain rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 12 ounces chopped bacon
  • 1 (12 ounce) can cubed SPAM
  • 2 cups soy sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons furikake
  • Freshly ground black pepper, To Taste
  • 8 eggs, at room temperature

To Make the Soft-Boiled Eggs

Method

  • Step 1

    Boil water over medium heat in a large saucepan. Using a slotted spoon, carefully lower the eggs into the water. Cook for 6 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Remove the eggs from the boiling water and transfer them to a cold bowl of water. Allow them to chill for 2-3 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Use a spoon to gently crack the eggs. Carefully peel off the shell. Set eggs aside.

To Make the Fried Rice

Method

  • Step 1

    In a large dutch oven or cast iron pot, cook the bacon on medium heat. After 5 minutes, add the cubed SPAM and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the meats are lightly browned with crispy edges.

  • Step 2

    Remove the bacon and SPAM and set side, then remove half of the excess oil from the pot and also set aside.

  • Step 3

    Add the onion to the pot and cook for 5-7 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Incorporate the celery and 1/2 cup soy sauce and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the celery is tender.

  • Step 5

    Add in the cooked rice one cup at a time, folding the ingredients into the rice.

  • Step 6

    Add an additional 1 1/2 cups of soy sauce to the pot and fold the ingredients until all of the rice is evenly coated.

  • Step 7

    Season with pepper and fold in the bacon, SPAM, scallions, and furikake until the rice is homogenous.

  • Step 8

    Serve in bowls and top with a soft-boiled egg.

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