Spam and Egg Kimbap
My kids LOVE this stuff! You can can call these spam and egg kimbap, or simply, a deconstructed spam and egg musubi. These are super easy to put together and make great school lunches, not to mention, they aren’t messy when your kids start to eat them! It’s a win-win!
Feel free to switch up the fillings with whatever you’d like. It also tastes great with some raw tuna and avocado slices, too! Just make sure to have some soy sauce on hand for dipping. YOU’RE WELCOME!
(the following makes 4-5 whole kimbaps or 40-50 sliced pieces of kimbap)
one can of 25% less sodium spam
2 extra large eggs
TO MARINADE THE SPAM:
1/4 cup of hot water
2 Tablespoons of packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 Tablespoon of Maggie seasoning or soy sauce
2 teaspoons of Mirin
2 teaspoons of sesame oil
FOR THE RICE FILLING:
4 cups of cooked rice
2 Tablespoons of sushi vinegar
1 Tablespoon of furikake rice seasoning
3 teaspoons of olive oil
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
5 pieces of Nori (roasted seaweed)
bamboo sushi mat (optional)
sesame seeds (for garnish)
small bowl of water
1. Remove spam from can and slice into 6, 1/4 inch thick slices. (You will only need half a can of spam for this recipe, but I always keep the other half to use the following day.)
2. Make your marinade for your spam. Into a shallow dish, add in your cut spam and then pour your marinade on top. Marinade at room temp for 30 minutes.
3. Into a small bowl, whisk together your extra large eggs. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Into a hot pan on medium heat, add in some olive oil. Pour in your eggs. Swirl the pan around to evenly distribute the eggs. Once the bottom is cooked, use a flat spatula to carefully turn over the eggs. Cook for additional minute, or until cooked through. Transfer cooked eggs onto a cutting board and slice into thin strips. Set aside.
5. Fry your spam: Into a hot pan on medium high heat, add in half of your spam. (Use all of the spam if cooking for a large group.) Fry until golden brown. Flip spam over and add in some of your marinade–you want just enough liquid in there to create some gooey sauce. Cook until liquid has evaporated and spam is cooked to your liking. Remove from heat, and slice up spam into strips. (Place any uncooked spam (in marinade) into the fridge for later use.
6. Into a large mixing bowl, add in 4 cups of cooked rice and season with sushi vinegar, furikake, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
HOW TO ASSEMBLE SPAM AND EGG KIMBAP:
Lay a sheet of seaweed (shiny side down) on your bamboo sushi mat. Top with two scoops of seasoned rice (3/4 cup to 1 cup of rice), making sure to leave at least a 1/2 inch border on the top and bottom of your seaweed sheet. Dip your fingers into the bowl of water to press down on the rice, making sure it is even and flat. Add in two slices of egg, followed by two slices of spam. Roll your seaweed over the spam and egg, keeping it nice and tight. Roll the bamboo sushi mat over your finished kimbap, and hold it tightly for several seconds. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat the kimbap with olive oil or sesame oil. Slice the ends off (and then eat them!). Slice equally into 8-10 pieces. Garnish with more furikake or sesame seeds. Serve immediately or eat in one day!