Mini Spam Musubi

The combination of white rice, egg, and spam makes these babies the perfect little bite.

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Apparently, a lot of people in America find Spam disgusting. Joel hadn’t even tried it until I made him some Spamsilog. And yes, he ended up loving it! I guess most people don’t understand that you’re not supposed to eat it straight out of the can. You’re supposed to pan-fry it until you get the delicious crispy edges, at least for me – and that makes it delicious.

It’s certainly not the healthiest food, but so are a lot of stuff humans usually ingest. We try not to eat too much processed food, but Spam is an exception :). And now there’s Lite Spam (low sodium), so that’s a game changer lol.

For a late-lunch/merienda on this rainy Saturday afternoon, I made some bite-sized Spam musubi for me and Joel. Staying inside while it’s pouring out grubbing on delicious comfort food with your favorite person is one of life’s best. 🙂

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Usually the size of an actual Spam, Spam musubi is a slice of grilled spam on top of a block of rice held together by nori/seaweed. It’s a simple and delicious dish. I made some last weekend, but Joel requested I make them smaller next time.

So bite-sized Spam musubi it is :). Here’s how I did it:

  1. Have your sushi rice ready.
  2. I added tamagoyaki (rolled omelette) to my Spam musubi. I don’t have an actual tamagoyaki pan; I use a round pan whenever I would make tamagoyaki. Set the omelette aside after it’s cooked.

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3. Pan-fry the Spam in a little bit of soy sauce and honey. Set aside.

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4. By now the rice has already come to room temperature, or at least it’s not scorching hot anymore. Shape the rice into tiny little rectangular pieces. This will be the base of the musubi.IMG_20160514_152405

5. Cut each slice of the Spam into fourths. Cut the tamagoyaki into small pieces, and place each piece on top of the Spam and rice base.  IMG_20160514_152548

6. Wrap a strip of nori around each mini Spam musubi.

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Some notes:

  • I already made the Spam musubi quite small, maybe around 2.5 inches, but next time I think I’ll make them even smaller. 🙂
  • I’ll try to make the Spam and egg slices identical in size next time as well.

 

 

 

 

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