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Tasty Spam Mochi Rice
(submitted by: Kathy S.)
3 cups mochi rice
8 dried shiitake mushrooms
2 tbsp very small dried shrimp, or finely chopped larger shrimp
2 cups water
1 can Spam, diced
1 tbsp oil (optional)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped green onions
3 tbsp oyster sauce, or to taste
Rinse in colander until water runs clear. Pour into bowl and cover with water. Soak overnight.
Combine mushrooms, shrimp and water. Soak 2 hours.
Heat nonstick pan and add oil, if using. Add Spam and stir-fry until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
Reserve water from the shiitake mushrooms and shrimp. Chop mushrooms.
Drain rice. Place in a large microwave-safe container. Add shrimp, mushrooms, spam, cilantro, green onions and oyster sauce.
Add reserved mushroom and shrimp water until rice is level with water (about 1 - ½ cups). Cover. Microwave on high 7 minutes. Stir.
Microwave on high 5 more minutes. Stir.
Microwave on high until rice is fully cooked, 2 to 5 minutes. Stir. Serves 6.