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Korean Rice Balls - Kimchi Spam Filling
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Spam Kimchi Korean Rice Balls


  • Small amount Aged Kimchi (~½ cup)
  • Small amount Spam (~⅕ can)
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon (!) Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (!) Gochugaru Flakes
  • Small amount Leftover Kimchi Juice (~2 Tablespoons)

Seasoned Rice

  • 1.5 cups Cooked Rice (Use Short-Grain "Sushi" Rice)
  • Few pinches Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil


Prep Spam Kimchi Filling

  • Cut aged Kimchi into small bite-sized pieces with a pair of kitchen scissors.
  • Then use a knife and chop-up the Spam (or sausage, bacon) into small pieces as well.

Stir-fry Spam Kimchi Filling

  • Place SPAM pieces into a frying pan. Stir-fry on medium-heat until you get a slight browning on the pieces.
  • Next, add in the Kimchi. Stir-fry it together for 1 minute - until lot of the liquid is cooked away.
  • Then, add in Minced Garlic (~2 cloves worth), Sugar (~ 1 teaspoon) and Gochugaru Flakes (1 teaspoon).
  • Add-in some Residual Kimchi Juice. Stir-fry it all around.
  • Then give a quick sample. Make any adjustments and season to taste.
  • Turn off heat and place into a mixing bowl. Use a pair of kitchen scissors and chop-up the mixture again into smaller pieces (makes it easier to roll into a ball later)

Make Rice Balls

  • Scoop out 1.5 Cups of Cooked Rice into a mixing bowl. Season it with Salt (few pinches) and Sesame Oil (1 Tablespoon).
  • Now scoop out some of the seasoned rice into a separate mixing bowl. Then add in a few spoonfuls of the Spam-Kimchi filling. Add more as needed. Then mix together.
  • Use your hands - apply some pressure - and mold the mixed rice into a ball shape. Smooth it out by rolling the ball in between your palms.
  • Plate and enjoy!
  • Note: Cook up some scrambled eggs - and eat alongside the rice balls. A great combination!