Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi is a popular snack or party food composed of Spam, rice and wrapped together with nori. Spam Musubi is a local favorite in Hawaii and I would say, also here in California. It is a tasty snack that is easy to make and affordable. There are many ways you can make this, but here is a simple version.

  • 1 can (12 ounces) Spam, cut into 8 slices
  • 3 cups calrose rice or short grain rice
  • 4 sheet nori roasted seaweed
  • 1/3 cup glazed or regular soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • water

Instructions (see above step by step picture)
  1. Cook rice in 3 cups of water. Add more water if needed.
  2. Combine soy sauce and sugar. Mix well and add spam to marinate for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Fry spam in medium heat till brownish color. Add remaining marinade mixture to the pan, bring to a quick boil then remove pan from heat.  
  4. Place a sheet of nori flat in a clean surface. Place Musubi mold on top of the nori and fill with 3/4 cup with cooked rice. Press down firmly and add a piece of spam. Scoop 3/4 cup of cooked rice again to the Musubi mold and press down firmly again.
  5. Remove Musubi mold and fold over the nori. Seal the nori with a little water if needed.
  6. Repeat instruction 4 and 5 to use up the rest of  ingredients.
  7. Cut into serving size and serve with hot sauce or teriyaki sauce. Enjoy

Check your local Japanese store or Amazon for the Musubi press mold. I bought mine at our local Daiso Japan store for $1.50. If you don't have the Musubi press molder, you can use the spam can by cutting off its top and bottom. It will work well too.



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