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Spam Musubi


Spam Musubi


  • 1/2 oz spam
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Nori cut into halves or thirds
  • 6 cups sushi rice cooked WITHOUT a vinegar mixture


  1. Slice the Spam into about 8-10 slices (depending on how thick you like it) and put into a zip-top bag.

  2. Mix oyster sauce, soy sauce, and sugar until sugar is dissolved and add to the bag with the Spam. Marinate for about 15 minutes.

  3. Drain off marinade and fry Spam on each side over medium heat until slightly crispy, or until desired doneness. Some people like to glaze the Spam with the marinade/sauce after frying.

  4. Place a strip of Nori on a cutting board or clean surface (shiny side down)

  5. Place your Musubi mold across the middle of the Nori (so if you folded up the sides of the nori, it would wrap around the middle of the can).

  6. Add sushi rice to the mold, pressing down firmly and evenly, so there is about 1-1.5 inches of rice (if the rice starts to stick to the mold too much, dip it in water. You will notice you will have to dip your fingers in water quite a bit because the rice is so sticky.)

  7. Next, remove the mold from the rice. Now you will have a nice little block of rice right on the nori.

  8. Add some of the cooked spam to the top. Wrap one side of the nori and stick it to the top of the Spam. Wrap up the other side. Use a little water on your finger to seal if needed. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Some like it dipped in soy sauce, some like it with ketchup, and some like it as is.

If you are making a lot and saving it, wrap individually in some plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for up to a week. When you are ready to eat it, unwrap and place in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.

Keywords: Hawaii, Hawaiian, Hawaiian food, Luau, Polynesian

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