Spam, you either love it or hate it but Spam Musubi is a staple in Hawaii. There’s no better portable food for hiking, going to the beach or just having a midday snack at home. A little sugar and soy sauce and the Spam becomes even more flavorful, making this savory dish irresistible.
At parties I make up two batches and they are the first thing gone off the buffet table. You can’t deny the Spam love!
1 can Spam
3 cups cooked rice
Furikake (Rice Seasoning)
5 big sheets of nori (seaweed) cut in half
acrylic musubi maker
A can of Spam should be able to be cut into 9 slices, evenly.
Place the cut Spam slices in a pan, drizzle with soy sauce and sprinkle liberally with sugar. Turn over and do the same to the other side. Turn the pan on to medium high heat.
Cook until the sugar gets good and caramelized on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside.
Now the prep. If you don’t live in Hawaii, you’re in luck, now you can Spam Musubi makers online.
Wet the top of the press, this will prevent stickage to the rice.
If you have a small half press, cut large sushi sheets of Nori in half. Lay the folded sheets down placing the bottom half of the musubi maker on top of the sheet, somewhere in the middle.
The first layer is rice, then sprinkle some furikake on top. You can find Furikake in the asian grocery aisle or online.
Add a slice of spam followed by, more rice.
Take the top part of the maker and press down. Pull the bottom part off, then remove the top to remove the press completely.
Fold the nori sheet up and to ‘seal’ with water along the edge.
Eat whole or slice in half and dip in more furikake to serve.