Spam & Egg Musubi 🍙


Looking at this dish, you're probably wondering a few things...


"Is it sushi?"

"Is it a sandwich?"

"Is that SPAM??"


To answer your burning questions, the Spam & Egg Masubi is a Hawaiian original. 'Masubi', a ball of rice wrapped in nori, is super delicious on its own but adding a spam and egg to the mix really brings it to another level! We love this dish and as two food bloggers, we absolutely love how great it photographs too! (Talk about #foodporn)

If you plan to make this yourself, don't forget to keep the can from the spam as a masubi shaper. Lidl has their own version of canned spam which will be perfect for this recipe.


Give it a try and let us know what you think!


🕒 45 mins 👤 4-6 people / 8 pieces









Ingredients:
  • 1 can spam - 1 inch slices (we were able to make 8 slices with ours)

  • *keep the can as a shaper of the musubi (@Lidlireland has their own version of canned spam)

  • 4 large eggs

  • 4 cups sushi rice* (for perfect sushi rice, see our sushi bake recipe!)

  • Furikake

  • 3 pieces of nori sheet - cut into thirds length wise.

Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1/2 tsp rice vinegar (optional)

  • 1 tbsp sugar

Method:
  1. Cook your short grained rice according to instructions. To make sushi rice, see our sushi bake recipe!

  2. In a small bowl mix to combine all the ingredients for sauces.

  3. In a pan, fry your eggs - making sure that it’s fully cooked, golden brown on each side.

  4. Note: an overcooked egg is best for this recipe as it holds it shape better.

  5. Once egg is cooked, place it on a plate and set aside.

  6. In the same med heat pan, fry your spam gold on each side, once nearly cooked, brush your sauce into each side of the spam. If there is leftover sauce, we like to pour it on the spam and let it reduce, allowing the spam to absorb it!

  7. Once spam is cooked, set aside.

  8. Using the can of the spam, use it as a ‘cookie cutter’ to form a rectangular shapes on your fried egg. (We were able to get 8 rectangles.)

  9. Using the can again, fit a cling film into it, making sure all of the corners are fitted

  10. Carefully place 2-3tbsp of rice in the cling-filmed can and tightly press the rice to each corner of the can.

  11. When rice is tightly packed, gently lift the rice out of the can by gently pulling on both sides of the cling film and repeat the process until you have 8 rectangular-shaped rice.

Assembling:

  1. Add a sprinkle of furikake seasoning to each of the rectangle rice.

  2. On top of that, carefully place the rectangle-shaped egg

  3. Top with the cooked spam.

  4. Gently wrap the nori around the Spam-rice stack, bringing both ends of the strip to the bottom and folding one over the other. Flip it over so the seam of the nori sheet is down and the spam is facing up.

  5. Repeat until all of the spam are used up!