Spam Musubi

Musubi, also referred to as onigiri, is a Japanese snack made of rice wrapped in nori seaweed. In Hawaii, Spam musubi,...
Spam Musubi

Cecily Wong

Spam Musubi

Musubi, also referred to as onigiri, is a Japanese snack made of rice wrapped in nori seaweed. In Hawaii, Spam musubi, rice topped with Spam and wrapped in sticky white rice, is a filling snack served at lunch, picnics, sleepovers, and any other time or place you would eat a snack. Recipe courtesy of Cecily Wong, author of Diamond Head.

Ingredients

  • 4  Cups  cooked short-grain white rice
  • 3  Tablespoons  rice vinegar
  • 1/2  Cup  Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce
  • (12 ounce) container Spam
  • sheets nori

Directions

While rice is still hot, mix in the rice vinegar.

Cut the block of Spam into 8 even slices.

Marinate the Spam in the teriyaki sauce for 5 minutes. In the meantime, heat a frying pan and add a little oil.

Fry the Spam slices on each side until glazed in the sauce and a crispy on the edges.

Using wet hands or a musubi mold, form the seasoned rice into a rectangular shape.

Cut the nori sheets into 1-inch strips.

Assemble the musubi by topping the rice with a piece of Spam and wrapping it in the middle with a piece of nori.

Spam Shopping Tip

Plan out and shop for a week's worth of dinners. Keep essential oils, spices, and herbs in your pantry at all times.

Spam Cooking Tip

Applesauce and plain yogurt are good fat substitutes in most recipes. For maximum texture and flavor, replace no more than half the amount of the fat listed in the recipe.