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!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked white rice

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 (12 ounce) can fully cooked luncheon meat (such as SPAM®), cubed

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, with liquid

  • ¼ cup butter

  • teaspoon dried onion flakes


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

759 Calories
25g Fat
108g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 759
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 1287mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 108g 39%
Dietary Fiber 14g 50%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 239mg 5%

* 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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