1 hr 20 mins
Coconut Palace's Note:
Hawaiian snack that is fun to make. My sons and their friends enjoy assembling their own Spam musubi rolls, and then eating them. The nori sheets and furikake seasoning can be found in the Asian food department of larger supermarkets. The rectangular rice press would be found at a kitchen speciality store, online sites such as Amazon.com or picked up on a trip to Hawaii for a few dollars.
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- 5 cups short-grain rice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 (12 ounce) can Spam
- 1/4 cup shoyu or 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (furikake) or 1 teaspoon nori (furikake) or 1 teaspoon bonito rice seasoning (furikake)
- 1 (1 -2 ounce) package sushi nori, roasted seaweed, cut in half
- 1/4 cup water, for sealing nori
- 1Cook rice as directed in electric rice cooker. Lightly salt cooked rice.
- 2Slice luncheon meat into 9 slices. Place into lightly oiled frying pan or non stick pan, and brown on both sides. Remove from pan.
- 3To make sauce, reduce the temperature to low. Add shoyu, vinegar, sugar and ginger to frying pan. Stir until blended. Mix cornstarch with water, then add to frying pan. Stir and cook until thickened.
- 4Turn off heat and add the luncheon meat slices to the frying pan, turning to coat the slices with sauce.
- 6For the musubii rolls, you can use a cookie sheet as a prep surface for easy cleanup. First lay out a half sheet of the nori and center a rectangular rice press. The edges of the press should reach the width of the nori.
- 7Fill Rice press half way with the rice, then press lightly. Add a luncheon meat slice. then sprinkle with rice seasoning (furikake) if desired. Fill mold the rest of the way with rice. Press down firmly. Carefully remove rice press.
- 8Bring up one side of the nori and fold around the rice. Seal the sheets with a little water, by dipping your finger in the 1/4 cup of water and then rub the edge of the nori sheet. Fold up the other half of the sheet and press firmly to the wet edge to bond the sides together.
- 9Repeat with remaining rice, placing the finished musubi seam side down on a plate.
- 11A little oil on the rice press will keep the rice from sticking.
- 12You can slice each roll in half for smaller size party food.
- 13In Hawaii, musubi is sold in many convenience stores. Besides Spam, other varieties sold include barbecue, teriyaki or cutlet style chicken.
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Nutritional Facts for Spam Musubi
Serving Size: 1 (1700 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 545.4
- Calories from Fat 98
- Total Fat 10.9 g
- Saturated Fat 3.8 g
- Cholesterol 26.1 mg
- Sodium 977.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 96.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
- Sugars 5.6 g
- Protein 12.6 g
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