If you’ve been to Hawaii then you’ve probably heard of Spam musubis. A yummy take on sushi, these rectangular musubis are a delicious sweet and salty treat. A favorite among locals, musubis are a great on-the-go snack perfect for kids soccer games, trips to the beach and more. You’ll love this Spam musubi recipe.
Let’s get started. You’ll only need four ingredients and a musubi maker. (Not an affiliate link.)
4 cups medium grain rice
1 can of Spam, sliced
1/2 cup Yoshida sauce, or any teriyaki sauce of your choice
Nori (roasted seaweed) sheets
Cook 4 cups of medium grain rice. Long grain and Uncle Ben’s rice will not work with this recipe. The cooked texture should be sticky.
While the rice is cooking, caramelize 1 cup of Yoshida sauce, or any teriyaki sauce of your choice, in a saucepan.
While that’s caramelizing, cut the spam into 1/4″ slices and fry on medium heat to desired crispness in a separate pan.
Cut 5-6 nori sheets in half and set aside while the spam cooks.
Once the sauce has caramelized (approximately 5 minutes on medium/medium-high), add cooked Spam slices and let them sauté for a minute or so.
Now it’s time to build your Spam musubi. You’ll need a bowl full of water to dip your musubi maker into between each prepared musubi. Add a thin layer of rice, about 3/4”, and press down.
Add a slice of Spam on top of the pressed rice.
Then add another thin layer of pressed rice on top.
Hold the musubi press down while you gently pull on the rectangular musubi maker.
Now it’s time to wrap your mususbi. Place a halved sheet of nori on a dry surface and place the musubi on top.
Lift the edges to wrap the musubi. Make sure you use your finger to seal the end with water.
Enjoy your Spam musubis!
Optional: Feel free to skip the teriyaki sauce if it’s not your thing. It’ll taste just as yummy. Add a half teaspoon of minced garlic to your teriyaki sauce if desired.
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