​Recipe: Spam Thai-Style Meatballs

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Glorious shreds of fried Spam are rolled up into a ball with curry, sticky rice, cilantro, coconut milk and breadcrumbs.

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Spam Thai-Style Meatballs

Ingredients:
1/2 cup uncooked short-grain white rice
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons green curry paste
1 12-ounce can Spam Less Sodium, grated
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 egg whites, beaten
Sweet chili sauce, for dipping

Preparations:

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.

Heat oven to 375°F.

In large skillet, cook Spam on medium-high heat 5 minutes or until Spam is browned. Remove from heat. Stir in rice and cilantro; let cool.

In shallow dish, combine coconut and breadcrumbs.

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 chili sauce for dipping.