spam musubi: next big food trend?

poke is totally taking over the fast casual scene, and for good reason. it’s cheap for restaurants to put out and they don’t need a full kitchen to produce — just refrigeration. but there is so much more to hawaiian food than poke bowls. musubi, for example!

i wrote all about the growing hawaiian food trend in today’s herald-dispatch. check it out! and follow the jump for a how-to on this hawaiian staple. spoiler alert: you gotta buy some spam!


you’ll need:
1 12 oz. can Spam

2 c. white rice

2 c. water

6 tbsp. rice vinegar

4 tbsp. soy sauce

4 tbsp. oyster sauce

4 tbsp. white sugar

2 sheets toasted nori

  1. In small pan, bring water to boil. Add rice and stir. Lower from heat, cover. When rice is cooked, stir in rice vinegar and let cool.
  2. Whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar until sugar dissolves. Slice Spam into 1/4 inch slabs and marinate in sauce for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat skillet on low and fry spam slices for about 3 minutes each side, until browned.
  4. Using a musubi press ($5.99 on Amazon), or by hand, shape rice into 1/2 inch thick rectangles. Top with fried Spam. Cut nori into slices and wrap around middle of musubi, as pictured, sealing nori together with a drop of water. Musubi can be enjoyed warm or cold.

i may or may not have made a million individually wrapped musubi and eaten it for breakfast every day this week. oops : )

let me know if you try this musubi recipe!




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