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SPAM Musubi

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

5 Minutes


3 Servings



About the Recipe

Hawaii probably isn't the first place you think of when you think of food innovation but its the home of the poke bowl and also, you might be surprised to learn, the SPAM musubi. This is a simple idea which on the face of it probably shouldn't work but it really does...


1 tin of SPAM (340g / 12 oz)

cooked Japanese rice (500g / 17.5 oz)

some spinach or some salad leaves

1 - 1.5 tbsp teriyaki sauce*

3 nori sheets

some mayo

1 musubi mould


open the SPAM tin. give the tin a good squeeze around the sides to loosen the SPAM and carefully remove. (if it resists, slide a thin knife around the meat to loosen further.) cut the SPAM longways into 6 1 cm slices 

fold the nori sheet along its longer side. now, check that the folded nori is the same width as the musubi mould. cut the nori along the fold

heat a frying pan and fry the SPAM for about 2 minutes or until nicely browned. turn over and fry again until browned

next, add 1 tbsp of teriyaki sauce and coat the SPAM with the sauce then remove from the heat

now, put 2 heaped tablespoon of rice (50g) in your mould.  press the rice down quite firmly using the lid

use a knife or spatula to place the layer of rice onto the centre of nori sheet. then,  lay a slice of SPAM on the rice.

next, make another rice layer in the musubi mould 

squeeze some of your mayo over the SPAM and top with some small of the spinach or salad leaves

now, slide the second rice layer on the top

place a few grains of rice onto the one edge of the nori (this will hel the sheet stick together. now, carefully fold the nori over to wrap the SPAM & rice. press gently to seal with the rice grains 

repeat until you have used all your SPAM slices

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