Tuesday's Cupboard— Spam Musubi

Giant homemade Spam-sushi

makes 8 to 10 servings

Japanese sticky rice + Spam + ponzu sauce + nori
Add furikake seasoning & toasted sesame seeds to the rice, if desired

special equipment:  musubi press

prep:  a cup of water in which to dip the spoon so that the rice does not stick to the spoon

  • 1 can of reduced-sodium Spam, sliced & fried
  • 4 c. cooked, warm sticky white rice (Japanese rice) seasoned with 1/4 c. rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp. furikake seasoning
  • 1 T. toasted sesame seeds 
  • Kikkoman ponzu sauce
  • 2 sheets of pre-scored Nori
Perforated nori speeds up the prep
I ordered my musubi press from Amazon for about $9

make it!
  1.  In a large non-stick skillet, fry Spam slices on both sides until lightly browned and crisp.
  2. Season the cooked rice with furikake & toasted sesame seeds.
  3. Tear off a section of double nori strips & lay horizontally with the shiny side down on the work surface.
  4. Center the musubi press across the nori perpendicularly.
  5. Spoon about a half inch of rice into the musubi press.  Distribute evenly.
  6. Place a slice of Spam on top of the rice in the press.
  7. Drizzle a small amount of Ponzu over the Spam.
  8. Top with another 1/2" of rice.
  9. Use the presser to gently compact the rice & Spam.
  10. Gently lift the press away from the rice leaving the rice block in place.
  11. Wrap the nori ends around the rice and secure the seam with a little water at the edges.
  12. Slice each musubi diagonally with a very sharp, wet knife.
  13. Serve with steamed edamame &/or cabbage slaw with sliced fresh cucumber dressed with rice vinegar & cracked pepper.
These are filling!  Slice diagonally in half before serving.



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