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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

759 calories; protein 25.5g 51% DV; carbohydrates 108g 35% DV; fat 24.5g 38% DV; cholesterol 60mg 20% DV; sodium 1287.2mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2009
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 can also add extra hot sauce or salsa since we love extra heat. We also like to drizzle this with finadene. Thank you CYNDMN28 for this one! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2016
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 tweaking the recipe I'd make again with my modifications. However as is I'm sorry I won't my apologies. Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2009
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 can also add extra hot sauce or salsa since we love extra heat. We also like to drizzle this with finadene. Thank you CYNDMN28 for this one! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
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 almost as good as was so much easier! I added a few dashes of hot sauce and a can of black beans in addition to the red beans. Mmmmm! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2018
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 measurements down a tad bit..While my rice was cooking (I made my rice in a rice cooker) I minced 3 garlic cloves (I love garlic in my beans) and minced 2Tbs. Of fresh onion. I then only had 1/3 of spam in the fridge..So I chopped it in cubes and browned my spam in a skillet (I like my spam crunchy).. While my spam was starting to cook (about 3-5min).. I added my garlic and onion and lowered the heat to med. I cooked it until my onion and garlic were soft..I then added it to my beans in a pot and added 2 TBS of butter to the pot and cooked it as described in the original recipe..It tasted fantastic! My friend and I polished the whole pot of SPAM/beans off and still wanted more! I think next time for 2 grown people I will use 2 cans of beans.. Read More
(18)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2011
make sure you do a quick fry on the spam before putting it in Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2011
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 beans YuM! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2011
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 (instead of flakes) for the extra flavor. My only reservation on this recipe is the amount of servings. This serves way more than six unless you plan on eating half a can of beans each. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2011
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 our personal preferences. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2012
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 but bought 2 cans on a whim based on this I will buy a few more! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2010
this was really good! i didnt have spam on hand so used chopped up hotdogs and everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2016
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 tweaking the recipe I'd make again with my modifications. However as is I'm sorry I won't my apologies. Read More