Spam and Egg Breakfast Onigirazu Recipe

SPAM and egg onigirazu

Judy Ung

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
433 Calories
18g Fat
51g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 433
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 206mg 69%
Sodium 761mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 278mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A traditional Japanese breakfast often includes rice as part of the meal. As such, a Spam and egg breakfast onigirazu might just be the solution for a busy morning, because it is a quick breakfast to take on the go.


  • 1 cup steamed short-grain white rice

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil

  • 1 dash salt

  • 1 slice spam

  • 1 teaspoon teriyaki sauce, optional

  • 1 large (7 x 8-inch) piece dried seaweed (nori)

  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted white sesame seeds

For Quick Teriyaki Sauce:

Steps to Make It

  1. This recipe assumes that cooked, steamed rice is already available. If not, cook 1 cup of uncooked rice to yield 3 cups cooked rice.

  2. Crack egg and scramble in a bowl. In a small non-stick frypan, heat canola oil over high heat and add the egg. Fold over to make a small squarish omelet. Set omelet aside.

  3. In a small non-stick frypan, cook Spam slice until golden brown.

  4. Optionally, make a quick teriyaki sauce by mixing equal parts soy sauce and white sugar until incorporated. Drizzle sauce over cooked Spam slice. If you prefer, the seasoned the Spam may be cooked for an additional minute to let the flavors meld.​

  5. On a dry cutting board, lay a large piece of plastic wrap down. Place dried seaweed down on top of the plastic wrap, place about 1/3 cup cooked rice in the center of the rice in a diamond shape. Sprinkle roasted white sesame seeds over the rice.

  6. Lay the egg omelet and SPAM on top of the rice, then add a top layer of cooked rice, just enough to cover the onigirazu fillings. Close the onigirazu by folding in the ends of the dried seaweed to form a flat, square rice ball.

  7. Slice the onigirazu in half with the plastic wrap still on, which makes it easier to handle. Or, don't slice it at all and take it with you on the go!


  • The recipe featured in this article is to make one (1) onigirazu. One 12-ounce can of Spam yields approximately 8 to 10 slices of Spam, in the event you are interested in making onigirazu for a large number of people.