​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

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


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.