Spam Musubi
By :Amy Jacky
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Votes: 2
Rating: 5
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Nori, Rice, Spam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
7 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups medium grain Calrose rice
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 can Spam cut into 7 pieces to 10 pieces
  • 3 pieces nori cut into 9 long strips
  • Furikake dry Japanese seasoning, optional
Spam Musubi Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce or light soy sauce, not low sodium
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin optional
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Nori, Rice, Spam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
7 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups medium grain Calrose rice
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 can Spam cut into 7 pieces to 10 pieces
  • 3 pieces nori cut into 9 long strips
  • Furikake dry Japanese seasoning, optional
Spam Musubi Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce or light soy sauce, not low sodium
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin optional
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Rinse Rice: Gently rinse Calrose rice under cold water. Drain very well.
  2. Pressure Cook Calrose Rice: Place 2 cups medium grain Calrose rice and 2 cups cold water in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 6 minutes. Turn off the heat and Full Natural Release (roughly 10 minutes). Open the lid carefully. Fluff and set aside to cool to touch.
  3. Create Spam Musubi Sauce: While the rice is pressure cooking, mix 2 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, and (optional) 2 tablespoons mirin together in a glass measuring cup.
  4. Cut Nori: Cut 3 pieces of Nori into 9 long strips.
  5. Prepare Spam: Open 1 can of spam, cut spam into 10 pieces. Wash & set the can aside as we will use it as a mold.
  6. Brown Spam Slices: In a medium heat skillet, brown each side of the spam pieces for 1 - 2 minutes. Brush sauce mixture onto each side of the spam pieces and caramelize for 10 - 20 seconds per side. Set aside on a plate.
  7. Create Spam Musubi: Place a piece of plastic food wrap in the spam can. Pack portions of cooked Calrose rice in the spam can and cover the rice with food wrap. Use your fingers to tightly press down the rice. Remove wrapped rice from the spam can by pulling the food wrap upwards. Unwrap the rice and add a layer of Furikake.
  8. Place a piece of browned spam slice on top of the rice and wrap a piece of nori around the rice. Use a few grains of rice as glue to seal the ends if necessary.
5 replies
  1. KennPowell
    KennPowell says:

    Japanese Americans in Hawaii created the Spam musubi.

    Per WIKIPEDIA…. by 2003, Spam was sold in 41 countries on six continents and trademarked in over 100 countries (except in the Middle East and North Africa).[2]

  2. Zambooka100
    Zambooka100 says:

    Easy instructions and delicious! Will be making again. My 11 year old found something new to put in his lunch!

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