How to Make Spam Musubi – Homemade Musubi Maker

Spam musubi is often associated with sushi as it uses sushi rice and nori.  Nevertheless, it claims its own name and well… it is spam musubi.  If you’re also associating it with Japanese, don’t worry because you have enough reason to think so.  Only that, spam musubi is not a Japanese native but is hailed from the wonderful island country of Hawaii.In Hawaii, musubis are sold everywhere—in cafeterias, school canteens and convenience stores.  This dish is very flexible as it can be consumed as breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.  If you want a taste of it, then this recipe is made just for you.

Homemade Musubi Maker

Homemade Musubi Maker

How to Make Spam Musubi – 10 Steps

How to Make Spam Musubi – 10 easy Steps

A pair of pantry staple ingredients, rice and spam, make a simple, no-fuss guilty pleasure comfort food “Spam Musubi”. You can make this popular Japanese infusion Hawaiian hybrid rice balls with minimal effort.
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Course: Party, Rice
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: musubi, spam musubi, sushi
CookingStyle: Finger food
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Ms Kelly
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  • Musubi maker



  • 1 can of Spam
  • 3 cups of sushi rice not cooked
  • Nori sheets
  • soy sauce
  • sugar
  • furikake or li hingmui

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  • How to Make Spam Musubi
    How to Make Spam Musubi – 10 Steps
  • (Note: As you can notice there are no provided measurements except for the sushi rice.  This is because you have work according to your personal taste and preference.)
  • Remember this ratio: every 1 can of spam is enough for every 3 cups of rice. Boil the three cups of rice and commence do the next steps.
  • Open the can of Spam, get the meat and slice it into 8 equal slices.
  • Incorporate soy sauce and sugar in a bowl, adjusting it to the taste you prefer.
  • Fry the Spam slices in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • After a minute or two, put the soy sauce and sugar mix onto the Spam. Carefully mix the mixture with the meat and keep on frying until Spam is crisp.
  • Transfer the Spam into a plate and begin the assembling.
  • Cut the nori strips in half lengthwise and put inside the musubi maker.
  • Scoop a generous amount of rice into the mold. Using the handle of musubi-maker, press down the rice hard.  This will make the consistency of your musubi compact so it can be eaten easily.
  • Layer furikake over rice and put Spam over it. Put another layer of furikake and another layer of rice over it. Press the contents again until they attain the standard firmness.
  • Take the musubi off from the maker and wrap it with nori. Spam musubi is best eaten when it is freshly cooked.



It is important to prepare each ingredient carefully to make your musubi delicious.
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Serving: 1piece | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 26g
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what is Spam Musubi?

Just in case you have never heard of “Spam Musubi”. Spam is canned ham, and Musubi means rice balls in Japanese. It is a type of rice ball very popular in Hawaii. Fried sliced spam on top of pressed shaped rice and tied up with a strip of Nori seaweed.

How to Make Spam Musubi – 10 easy Steps

What is Spam?

Spam is a canned meat made mostly with ham. When I lived in Hawaii I had SPAM all the time, mainly because it was pretty much all I could afford. I had it for breakfast with eggs and rice. I had it for dinner with noodles and rice. And for lunch, I made this Spam Musubi. You can buy Spam Musubi in Hawaii at any grocery store or gas station. On the mainland, it is available in most grocery stores where you buy canned meats.


How to Make Spam Musubi – 10 easy Steps


If you are making a lot of musubi and saving it. Wrap individually in some plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge for up to a week. When you are ready to eat it, unwrap and place in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.

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