Spam Musubi, rice and spam wrapped in seaweed, on a bamboo sheet
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Spam Musubi

You don't need to fly to Hawaii to try this tasty authentic Hawaiian Spam Musubi. With this easy recipe you can make it yourself at home!
Course Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine Hawaiian
Keyword Musubi, Spam
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 317kcal
Author Erica Walker

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Slice the SPAM into about 8-10 slices (depending on how thick you like it) and put in a Ziplock bag.
  • Mix oyster sauce, soy sauce and sugar until sugar is dissolved and add to the bag with the SPAM. Marinate for about 15 minutes.
  • Drain off marinade and fry SPAM on each side over medium heat until slightly crispy or until desired doneness. Some people like to glaze the SPAM with the marinade/sauce AFTER frying, either way tastes great! 
  • Place a strip of nori on a cutting board or clean surface (shiny side down). 
  • Place your Musubi mold across the middle of the nori (so if you folded up the sides of the nori, it would wrap around the middle of the can)
  • Add Sushi Rice to the mold, pressing down firmly and evenly, so there is about 1-1 1/2 inches of rice (if the rice starts to stick to the mold too much, dip it in water. You will notice you will have to dip your fingers in water quite a bit because the rice is so sticky. I usually just keep a bowl of water right next to where I am working.)  
  • Next, remove the mold from the rice. Now you will have a nice little block of rice right on the nori.
  • Add some of the cooked spam to the top. Wrap up one side of the nori and stick it to the top of the SPAM, then wrap up the other side. Just like you are wrapping a nice little package. Use a little water on your finger to seal if needed. Serve warm.
  • Some like it dipped in soy sauce, some like it with ketchup, and some like it as is. You will just have to try it all the different ways and decide for yourself which way you like it best.

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Notes

If you are making a lot and saving it. Wrap individually in some plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge for up to a week. When you are ready to eat it, unwrap and place in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 1210mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.6mg