Mmmm... SPAM! Delicious, spongey, processed spam. It's my favorite canned food in the world. Combining it with rice, teriyaki, furikake, and nori makes it the perfect snack--salty, sweet, filling, and so fun to make! If you've never had Spam before, this is the best way to try it. This recipe will make about 8 Spam musubis in 30 minutes.
2 cups uncooked short grain rice
1 can spam, sliced 1/2 inch thick length-wise
8 sheets nori (roasted seaweed)
Furikake, to taste. This one is my favorite.
Teriyaki sauce, to taste
**I use a musubi mold to make mine, but you can use your hands! It's just a little messier.
Optional: 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar
Cook your rice according to package directions. You can use any type of rice, but short grain rice tends to be more glutinous and holds its shape better. Set aside.
(Optional) If you want to take your rice to the next level, season it with the rice vinegar, salt, and sugar. Mix well.
Fry your spam slices to your liking. I like mine extra crispy, so I do about 2 1/2 minutes on each side on medium heat. Set aside.
Set up your musubi-making station! You'll need parchment paper (or an oiled plate), a small bowl of water, and all your ingredients opened and handy.
Cut your nori in half. If you like thinner nori wrappers, cut into thirds. I like mine THICC.
Place the musubi mold off-center over a nori sheet. (See photo)
Layer the ingredients in the musubi mold in this order: spam slice, teriyaki drizzle, furikake, 1/2 cup cooked rice. Press!! (If using you don't have a musubi mold, use WET hands to mold a 1/2 cup of rice into a spam-sized rectangle about 1 inch thick. Then layer as directed above and press with your palm.)
Remove the mold and fold the nori tightly (but gently!) over the stacked rice. Dip a finger into the bowl of water and wet the seam to seal.
So easy. So good. SO SPAM <3