SPAM® Thai Style Meatballs

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Delicious pieces of fried SPAM® Classic are rolled up into a ball with curry, sticky rice, coriander, coconut milk and breadcrumbs. Submitted by SPAM® fan Caroline Burgess    

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45 min 8 servings 10 ingredients


  • 1 can of SPAM® Less Sodium 340g, grated
  • 1/2 cup uncooked short-grain white rice
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons green curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • Sweet chilli sauce, for dipping


  • 1.

    Rinse rice under running water in metal sieve until water runs clear. In small saucepan, combine coconut milk, water and curry paste. Add rice and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to low. Cook rice on lowest setting 20 minutes or until cooked.

  • 2.

    Heat oven to 190°C.

  • 3.

    In large frypan, cook SPAM® on medium-high heat 5 minutes or until SPAM® is browned. Remove from heat. Stir in rice and coriander; let cool.

  • 4.

    In shallow dish, combine coconut and breadcrumbs.

  • 5.

    Form 1 tablespoon mixture into meatballs. Dip in beaten egg white then in coconut mixture. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally. Or deep-fry meatballs in hot oil until golden-brown; drain on paper towel. Serve with sweet chilli sauce for dipping.


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