Spam Musubi Hawaiian Food!

Musubi
Musubi

Spam musubi is a popular snack you see a lot of when you visit Hawaii, but you don’t have to go to Hawaii to try this fun and delicious snack.  You can make it at home any time! It’s easy and does take a little time, but it’s worth the effort. I add an omelette in my musubi to make it more filling and delicious,  and I also add some Furikake to my sticky rice because I like added flavor.  Let’s get started!

 

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Ingredients serving about 6-7 people depending how hungry they are!

1 can of spam

3 eggs

scallions

soy sauce

sugar

Miso paste ( optional)

3 cups of sticky rice ( cooked stickey rice)

Half sheets of Nori about 5 sheets

salt,  and pepper,

cooking oil

mirin, sugar, and rice vinegar and Furikake ( seaweed seasoning)

Musubi Sauce 

In a small bowl add about 2 oz of soy sauce, 1 oz of oyster sauce and 1 oz of sugar and mix it together.  Set it aside it’s important to have on hand for this recipe.

Tips: A rice cooker would be most helpful! If you don’t have one, you can always cook rice in a pot with water however keep an eye on it because it could burn.  You need to have the musubi maker, this makes life easier to shape the musubi sandwiches.

Musubi maker
Musubi maker

Instructions

  • Cooked sticky rice needs to be cooled down; unplug the rice cooker and keep the rice cooker lid open.
  • Seasoning of the rice. Use a small pot and add about 1/2 cup of rice vinegar and mirin, then turn the heat to a low simmer and add 2 tsp of sugar and dissolve the sugar into the mixture and you need to use a spoon or chopsticks to stir the sugar to dissolve it.  Next turn off the heat let it cool completely before mixing into the rice.
  • In the meantime, make the omelette. Place a small frying pan on the burner and turn onto medium high heat. Add a little bit of cooking oil to lightly coat the pan.
  • Taking three eggs, crack them into a bowl and add 1/2 tsp of sugar, soy sauce and mirin. If you have miso paste, add about 1 tsp and whisk it. If you want it sweeter add another 1/2 tsp of sugar.
  • Cut up some scallions add it to the whisked eggs and then place onto the hot pan. Turn the heat up a little more to fry the egg up in a nice circle.  Brown each side, this takes about 1-2 minutes on each side. Once both sides are browned plate it and slice up into about 6-7 small square  pieces. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
  • Open the can of spam and slice them up into about 6-7 slices, depending on how thick or thin you want the spam pieces. You don’t need to add any oil to the pan when pan frying them, Spam has its own oils.
  • You’re just browning the spam on both sides and setting them on a plate.
  • You’re basically making a line of ingredients to be ready for assembling.
  • With the cooled down rice you need to add the rice seasoning mixture and some Furikake ( optional). Furikake is not traditional it’s my take on it.
  • To assemble the musubi you need to place half sheet of nori down, put the musubi rectangle shape on top, place some rice into the shaper and press down using a spoon or your hands. I like using plastic food prep gloves to keep my fingers from getting sticky.
  • Next you take the press that comes with the musubi maker to create the shape of the rice. Brush some musubi soy sauce onto the rice and then add some omelette on top then the spam slice and use the press again to push and release the rectangle shape by pulling it up and then taking two sides of the nori fold it over the spam and use a little bit of sticky rice to glue it together.
  • You can do it many different ways I like the sandwich look and the sushi look. You can get pretty creative with these musubi shapes. It’s a fun way to make an easy lunch or snack.
  • You can cut the musubi in half to make more sandwiches to eat and increase your serving size to about 10!  Enjoy this recipe and many more and leave your comments thank you!