This Spam Musubi is a cheap and easy meal you can make. I recycled the Spam can into a Musubi mold. A very tasty and easy meal to try.
Experience aloha goodness with Spam Musubi – a popular snack food in Hawaii made with Spam, rice, and seaweed. It is an easy, no-cook recipe that you can make at home in just a few minutes.
Being a mom, I’m sure you know how children could be picky eaters. You try your very best to cook nutritious and delicious meals, but sometimes they won’t eat what you’ve made. If you’re looking for an easy way to get your kids to eat their rice, Spam Musubi is the perfect solution. It is an effortless dish that your family, especially your kids, will enjoy.
What is Musubi?
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Musubi is a Japanese rice ball usually made with white rice and wrapped in nori (seaweed). It can be filled with various ingredients such as salmon, tuna, beef, or pork. In Hawaii, the most popular type of musubi is Spam Musubi which is made with Spam (a type of luncheon meat) and rice.
It is known to have originated from Japanese immigrants who came to Hawaii in the early 20th century. Since then, it has become a popular snack food among locals and tourists alike.
How to make Spam Musubi?
Making Spam Musubi is very simple and easy. You don’t need to cook anything, just assemble the ingredients and you’re done.
- 1 can of Spam (12 oz)
- 1 cup of rice
- Nori seaweed sheets
- First, cook the rice according to the package instructions. Traditionally, Japanese short-grain rice is used to make musubi. However, you can also use other types of rice such as medium-grain or long-grain rice. Once it is cooked, set it aside to let it cool.
- Next, cut the spam into thin slices. You can do this by using a knife or a Mandoline slicer.
- Lay a nori sheet on a flat surface. Make sure that the shiny side is facing down.
- Scoop 1/2 cup of cooked rice onto the nori sheet, spread it out evenly, and place the spam slices on top of the rice. You can arrange them in a single layer or overlap them slightly.
- Once you’ve placed all the spam slices, roll up the nori sheet like a burrito. To make sure that the musubi stays together, you can use a sushi mat or a plastic wrap.
- Finally, cut the musubi into individual pieces and serve immediately. Enjoy!
What sauce can we make for Spam Musubi?
There are many different types of sauces that you can make for Spam Musubi. The most popular ones are soy sauce, shoyu (soy sauce and vinegar), and teriyaki sauce. You can also use other sauces such as BBQ sauce, honey mustard, or sweet chilli sauce.
If you want to make a simple soy sauce, all you need is soy sauce and water. For a shoyu sauce, mix soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar. And for a teriyaki sauce, mix soy sauce, brown sugar, and sake (Japanese rice wine).
Does it have to be Spam?
No, you can use other types of luncheon meat such as ham, bacon, or sausage. If you want to make a vegetarian version, you can use tofu or vegetables such as cucumber, carrots, or avocado.
You can also add other ingredients such as furikake (Japanese seasoning), sesame seeds, or green onions. You can also top it with an egg for a more filling meal.
What are the benefits of Spam Musubi?
Spam Musubi has a lot of health benefits. Spam Musubi is high in protein and low in carbohydrates. It is a good source of iron and B vitamins. Nori seaweed is a good source of iodine, which is crucial for thyroid function. It is also a good source of vitamin A and C, Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium.
Rice is also a complex carbohydrate that provides energy and is a good source of vitamins and minerals. Soy sauce is a good source of sodium and provides some health benefits including aiding digestion and reducing inflammation.
Eating Spam Musubi is a delicious way to get the nutrients and health benefits from all these ingredients.
Aside from the nutritional value, there are many benefits of Spam Musubi. Here are some of them:
- It is a super easy and quick dish to make. You don’t need to cook anything, just assemble the ingredients and you’re done.
- It is very versatile. You can use different meat, vegetables, or sauces to make it your own.
- It is portable and can be eaten on the go.
- Musubi is a great dish to have on hand for those times when you need a quick and easy meal or snack. It is also the perfect party food since it’s easy to make in large quantities and it’s always a hit with guests. So, the next time you’re planning a party, be sure to include Spam Musubi on your menu!
How can you best enjoy your Spam Musubi?
You can make Spam Musubi ahead of time, but it is best to eat it within 2 hours. Otherwise, the nori seaweed will become soggy and the Musubi will not taste as good. You can enjoy your Spam Musubi with tea, coffee, or a cold drink.
It is also a great party food and can be served as an appetizer or main dish. If you want to make a big batch of Spam Musubi, you can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminium foil so that it doesn’t dry out.
So there you have it! Spam Musubi, a popular snack food in Hawaii, is now being welcomed by many people around the world because of its unique flavor. It also has several health benefits so you don’t need to worry if it becomes your children’s favorite! I hope you enjoyed this recipe! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. Mahalo!
MORE SPAM RECIPE
- 1 can Spam sliced into 1/4 inch thick
- 3 cups rice
- rice seasoning I used this brand Nori Fumi Furikake
- Sushi Nori Any brand will do. It was sliced into two-inch vertical pieces.
- Roasted Sesame oil
- Slice the Spam into 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cook rice according to rice cooker instruction.
- Cut the Sushi Nori into two-inch vertical pieces. Place the smooth side down and place the Musubi Mold on top. Place about 1/4 cup of rice into the mold and press hard with a spoon. Sprinkle with the rice seasoning and put the sliced spam on top. Roll the Sushi Nori to the rice and seal with sesame oil on the edge to hold the seaweed.
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