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Easy Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi. Pan-fried spam with a homemade teriyaki glaze packed with sushi rice and wrapped in roasted seaweed. A delicious Hawaiian Japanese fusion dish that is easy to make at home. If you love teriyaki spam and rice with nori, then this is the dish for you!
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Cook Time 30 minutes
Assembling time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine hawaiian
Servings 5
Calories per serving 409 kcal


Teriyaki sauce:

Rice seasoning


  • Rinse your uncooked rice in water a few times. Then boil it until cooked. Season hot rice with sugar, salt and rice vinegar. Cover and let it cool down as you prepare other ingredients.
  • Lay spam flat on the cutting board. Slice spam into 5 equal pieces. Clean and reserve the spam can for later.
  • In a bowl, combine regular soy sauce, mirin, and sake.
  • In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, add vegetable oil and fry spam for 1 ½ to 2 minutes per side, until pinkish golden.
  • Pour sauce over spam and let it fry in sauce for 1 minute on each side. Remove spam from hot pan and transfer to an oiled plate to prevent the spam from sticking to plate. Do not leave spam in pan as the teriyaki glaze will start to burn it with the residual heat.
  • Line the spam can with a large piece of plastic wrap.
  • Divide seasoned rice into 5 equal portions using a wet rice paddle. Scoop 1 portion into base of lined spam can. Cover the rice with the plastic wrap. Then using your fingers, pack the rice into base of can until top is flat. Be careful not to cut yourself along the edges of the can, feel free to use a utensil to help you with this step.
  • Remove the rice from can by pulling the cling film out and unwrap it.
  • Cut your nori sheet horizontally into 5 equal sized strips.
  • Wet your hands and place a piece of glazed spam on top.
  • Wrap a strip of nori around it. Repeat process for remaining ingredients. Enjoy!


This can be stored in the fridge wrapped in plastic in an air tight container. To reheat, microwave for 30 seconds. Warning: nori will naturally be moist. 
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Suggested Equipment & Products

Cutting Board
Rice Cooker
rice paddle
Measuring Set
Santoku Knife
10-inch non stick pan
Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1650mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg