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This popular Hawaiian snack and lunch food is SO DELICIOUS. Ever since I was little, spam musubi has been one of my favorites. You can make this many different ways but the recipe I have below is so simple and easy.
I individually wrap each one to prevent them from sticking together and allowing for a great to-go snack. If you don't have plastic wrap or something to individually wrap them, you want to make sure that your storage container is big enough so none of them touch. The rice and seaweed will stick together and end up creating a big mess.
To get them in perfect rectangles, it helps to have the spam musubi mold (linked below). It helps compact the rice do it doesn't fall apart when you are eating it. They sell it twice as big but I just prefer using the smaller one and creating each spam musubi one by one.
If you are looking for a "healthy snack" this recipe may or may not be for you. But if you don't mind the sodium content and spam in general, you will LOVE this. It's so salty and savory. I firmly believe in enjoying delicious foods in moderation and spam musubi is definitely one of my guilty pleasures.
Popular Hawaiian lunch or snack, perfect for busy afternoons or delicious appetizers
Makes: About 12 individually wrapped pieces
- 1 can of Spam (reduced sodium)
- 4 cups cooked rice
- Your favorite teriyaki sauce
- 3-5 roasted seaweed sheets
- Pot or rice cooker
- Plastic wrap or aluminum foil
- Spam musubi mold
- Clean surface that rice won't stick to
- Cook the rice. Make sure that it is a little mushy and sticky so it will stay together.
- Cut spam into thin slices. You should get about 12 pieces for one can of spam.
- Fry spam in pan until crispy.
- Cut 12 pieces of seaweed into desired width.
** You can do a thin strip or a thicker piece to cover all of the rice and spam.
- Place on piece of seaweed on your surface or cutting board.
- Place musubi maker directly on top of the seaweed.
- Fill musubi maker with rice.
- Spoon teriyaki sauce over the rice, about a tablespoon. Add more if desired.
- Use the plastic press and squish all the rice together to form a compact rectangle.
- Add one piece of spam on top of the rice.
- Take off the plastic mold.
- Use wet fingers to slightly dampen the seaweed and wrap it around the rice and spam.
- Individually wrap each piece with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
- Serve immediately. Or keep in refrigerator for storage.
Keep in mind that rice gets hard when kept in the refrigerator too long.