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Spam Musubi
4
servings
Main
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Ingredients
Directions
Ingredients
2 c
sushi rice
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Brown sugar
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Soy sauce
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1
can of Spam (pick your flavor—classic recommended)
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1
package seaweed sheets
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Pineapple (fresh, sliced)
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Wasabi Fumi Furikake (or your choice)
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Musubi mold
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A spin on the classic Japanese rice ball, Spam musubi is one of the most popular snacks in Hawaii, combining sweet and savory flavors in a warm, convenient wrap. This version counters the saltiness of the teriyaki-grilled Spam with the tartness of the pineapple and the heat of the wasabi, providing a blast of flavor in every bite.

Directions

  1. Cook rice in rice cooker, allowing for some wetness.
  2. Cut Spam lengthwise into quarter-inch slices.
  3. In bowl, combine brown sugar and soy sauce—the mixture should be roughly one part brown sugar to three parts soy sauce, but you can experiment.
  4. Grill Spam in brown sugar/soy sauce glaze over medium heat until a nice char forms on both sides.
  5. Place musubi mold on top of seaweed sheet.
  6. Spoon a scoop of rice into musubi mold, and press down. It should be about a quarter-inch layer.
  7. Place ingredients on top of the rice in following order: layer of furikake seasoning, slice of grilled Spam, three pieces sliced pineapple (or enough to form a layer), layer of furikake seasoning.
  8. Spoon another scoop of rice on top of this, and press down until musubi is packed firm.
  9. After removing mold, wrap the seaweed around like a tortilla. Seal the seaweed with a few grains of rice. Enjoy!

Jeremy Gordon

Jeremy Gordon is the culture editor at The Outline.