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Spam Musubi Recipe: Easy Hawaiian Cooking

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Spam Musubi is a very good example of taking a recipe and making it yours. It's a fusion of Japanese technique with a local island taste for this famous canned wonder-meat. On the mainland, SPAM is often overlooked as ... well... food. But the Hawaiians have been enjoying this for ages. You have your saltiness of the SPAM in contrast with the sweetness of the sauce and the crispy bite of nori. I have been wanting to show you this recipe for a long time, so let's get to work!
  Spam luncheon meat 1 Can (10 oz), cut into 1/2-inch slices (Low sodium, low fat used)
  Short grain rice 2 Cup (32 tbs) (japanese short grain rice used)
For the sauce
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Mirin 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
For wrapping the musubi
  Nori sheets 2 Medium, cut into half

1. Wash and rinse the Japanese short grain rice well. Soak for at least 30 minutes before cooking. Cook and set aside.
2. In a small bowl mix all the ingredients for the sauce really well till the sugar dissolves. Keep this sauce ready aside.

3. Take a heated pan and fry the spam slices lightly till browned.
4. Once the Spam is done browning, turn the heat down to medium and pour in the sauce mix into the pan. Cook the sauce gently till it gets thick like teriyaki sauce. Once done, take the pan off the heat and set aside.

5. Lay one half of the nori sheet on the table and place the musubi maker on top of it. Layer the bottom with rice, then a spam slice, then rice again. Make sure to press down each layer evenly. Once pressed, remove the musubi maker and wrap with the nori sheet.

6. Serve the prepared spam musubi as a snack or as lunch food.

Things You Will Need
1. A Musubi maker (A spam can can be used as an alternative)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Pregnancy, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Hawaiian Spam Musubi is a popular favorite snack item that can double up as a main dish, with a few sides. Watch this video to get the recipe. It has the saltiness of the SPAM in contrast with the sweetness of the sauce and the crispy bite of nori.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 515 Calories from Fat 120

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.5%

Saturated Fat 5.1 g25.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 63.3 mg21.1%

Sodium 554.8 mg23.1%

Total Carbohydrates 71 g23.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.6%

Sugars 9.6 g

Protein 24 g48.9%

Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 2.5%

Calcium 0.4% Iron 18.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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