- Serves: 3-5 servings
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 1 c. Sushi Rice
- 1 pack Gimme Sushi Nori
- 1 can Original Spam
- 2 Large Eggs, beaten
- 1 Large Carrot, trimmed & peeled
- 1 bunch Spinach, trimmed & thoroughly washed
- 2 tbsp. + 1 tsp. Toasted Sesame Oil, divided
- 1 Garlic Clove, grated
- 1 tsp. Soy Sauce
- 1/2 tsp. Mirin OR Sherry
- 1 tbsp. Butter
- Kosher Salt
- Kimchi (for serving, optional)
Cook sushi rice according to package directions; mix 2 tablespoons of sesame oil into warm rice, then season to taste with salt. Cover loosely and set rice aside to cool. While rice cools, bring a medium-sized pot of water to a boil and prepare a large bowl of ice water, then cut Spam into thick slices. Combine beaten eggs, soy sauce, and Mirin, whisking to combine. Add Spam slices to a nonstick frying pan, and fry until golden on both sides - transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
Add butter to the same pan, then pour in egg. Swirl pan to form a thin, even layer of egg; when edges begin to cook, flip, then transfer to a cutting board. Blanch bunched spinach in boiling water for about 45 seconds or until tender, then immediately plunge into ice bath to stop the cooking. Squeeze the spinach to remove any excess water, then slice into 2 inch pieces and place in a medium mixing bowl; mix with remaining sesame oil and grated garlic, then season to taste with salt. Slice cooked egg, spam, and carrot into matchsticks.
To assemble gimbap, lay one piece of Gimme Sushi Nori shiny side-down on a sushi mat. Spread a thin layer of prepared rice over nori, leaving a 1 inch strip of nori on the far side of the sheet. Leaving about 1 inch of space, arrange ingredients in a single row on the close end of the nori; using the sushi mat, carefully tuck and roll ingredients into nori, squeezing tightly to seal. Slice with a sharp knife, and serve with kimchi.