Breakfast Spam Musubi

Enjoy a delicious twist on Hawaiian Spam musubi for breakfast!

If you want to step up your breakfast game with a unique dish, try making this breakfast musubi with nori and rice, Spam, egg omelette, hash browns, and avocado, inspired by Hawaii’s Spam musubi. This breakfast treat is absolutely delicious and filling. The saltiness of the Spam goes well with the omelette, crispy hash brown, and avocado. While this dish has the components of a breakfast food, you can certainly eat it as a snack or for lunch and dinner. Eating rice for breakfast may seem strange, but is nowhere out of the ordinary in other parts of the world, particularly Asia.

What is Spam Musubi?

Spam musubi is a handheld food consisting of a ball of rice, glazed Spam, and seaweed. Spam musubi is an inexpensive and portable dish that can be purchased in convenience stores, food stands, and restaurants. It is derived from a Japanese rice ball dish called onigiri.

Breakfast Spam Musubi

yield: 3 musubi

total cook time: 20 min.


  • 1 ½ c. cooked short-grain rice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 3 slices luncheon meat, such as Spam
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 stalks green onion, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • ½ medium avocado, sliced
  • 2 hash browns, cooked
  • 2 nori sheets, split in half


  1. In a bowl, combine rice, sugar, and vinegar. Set aside.
  2. Pan fry Spam until browned on each side.
  3. Whisk together egg, salt, and green onions in a bowl. Pan fry the egg (preferably in a rectangular pan) and fold in half to make an omelette. Slice into three rectangular pieces.
  4. Add a thin layer of rice onto one piece of half nori sheet. Add one slice of omelette, Spam, hashbrown, and avocado to one side of the nori sheet. Add some mayo and fold the nori sheet over to form a “sandwich”.
  5. Repeat this process to make 2 more musubis.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe notes:

  • Short grain rice (sushi rice) is the best option since it sticks together well. Long grain rice will not stick to the nori sheet
  • This recipe is gluten-free
  • Use plant-based luncheon meat for a vegetarian version
  • Day(s) old musubi is not recommended since the rice becomes hard

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