The Best SPAM Musubi Recipe + The Many Flavours of SPAM

Let’s be honest here, I’m a huge fan of SPAMยฎ.ย  It’s so versatile, tasty, and it lasts so long in the pantry that it always pays to have some when you’re out of dinner ideas.

Ever since I went to Hawaii 5 years ago, I’ve been LOVING musubis (it’s one of the top foods you must eat in Hawaii!). Musubis are a widely popular Hawaiian snack item that’s made with white rice, a slice of SPAMยฎ, and a piece of seaweed. If you’re going to the beach or need a snack on a hike, musubis are perfect for it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hawaiians like SPAMยฎ so much, they actually consume an estimated 5 million pounds of it every year!

I love recreating musubis at home and I usually use SPAMยฎ’s 25% Less Sodium variety. However, they actually have a lot of different flavours like Bacon, Lite (20% less fat), Mala Spicy, and Garlic.

For all you garlic lovers, the Garlic flavoured SPAMยฎ is the way to go!

For those of you watching your fat intake, the Lite version is always a good one to choose, and you probably won’t even notice the difference in taste.

I haven’t tried cooking with this Mala Spicy Szechuan SPAMยฎ yet but I’m really excited! I wonder if it will have the spicy, tongue numbing flavours that Szechuan is known for.

Alas, my favourite. The 25% less Sodium SPAMยฎ. ๐Ÿ™‚

For my creations, I used the Musubi recipe from SPAMยฎ’s official website and just dazzled it up with a few extra ingredients. Instead of using the Teriyaki SPAMยฎ, I make my own Teriyaki sauce (equal parts soy sauce, mirin, and sugar) and brush a thin layer on to my 25% Low Sodium SPAMยฎ slices. That’s how you get the beautiful, slightly caramelized flavour and colour.

I also add a fair bit of furikake (Japanese seasoning) to the white rice to give it a pop of flavour and colour. Tip: Line the inside of the SPAMยฎ can with saran wrap to use it as your rice molder!

Please give the recipe a try and let me know what you think! I would recommend eating them on the day of because the rice just doesn’t taste the same after a night in the refrigerator.

Disclaimer: Thank you to SPAMยฎ for sponsoring this blog post and for allowing me to recreate my Musubi recipe for you guys. All opinions are my own.

Happy Eating!

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I wish i could live in Hawaii and eat musubis every day!

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