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 egg
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- dash of salt, to season (optional)
- 1 slice of SPAM
- 1 teaspoon teriyaki sauce, optional
- 1 large 7-inch x 8-inch piece of dried seaweed (nori)
- 1/2 teaspoon roasted white sesame seeds
- For Quick Teriyaki Sauce Recipe:
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar
This recipe assumes that cooked, steamed rice is already available. If not, cook 1 cup of uncooked rice to yield 3 cups cooked rice.
Crack egg and scramble in a bowl. In a small non-stick fry pan, heat canola oil over high heat and add egg. Fold over to make a small squarish omelet. Set omelet aside.
In a small non-stick fry pan, cook SPAM slice until golden brown.
Optional, 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.
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.
Next 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.
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!
Note: 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.
If you're not familiar with onigirazu, it may be likened to a Japanese onigiri (rice ball) sandwich and may be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or a snack. For additional information regarding onigirazu, take a look at All About Onigirazu, A Japanese Hybrid Rice Ball Sandwich.
SPAM and egg breakfast onigirazu are a slice of pan cooked SPAM, optionally seasoned with a light teriyaki sauce, and a simple egg omelet, all wrapped up in rice and dried seaweed.
As a companion to this onigirazu recipe post, please see the step-by-step article: Learn How to Make Onigirazu Rice Ball Sandwiches.