Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Musubi anyone?

My Musubi!
Last week on Facebook one of my high school friends who now lives in Hawaii posted for her status update that she was having the perfect snack....an Icee and Musubi! Mmmmmmm. For those of you that don't know Spam musubi is a very popular snack and lunch food in Hawaii composed of a block of rice with a slice of grilled spam on top and nori (seaweed) wrapping to hold it together. Like sushi I think Musubi is addicting. After reading that Facebook status I had a craving for some Spam!
This was my first time making them and I followed this recipe.

2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
2 cups water
6 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/2 cup white sugar
1 (12 ounce) container fully cooked luncheon meat (e.g. Spam)
5 sheets sushi nori (dry seaweed)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1.Cook rice and water in rice cooker. When finished cooking stir in rice vinegar, and set aside to cool.
2.In a separate bowl, stir together soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved. Slice luncheon meat lengthwise into 10 slices, or to desired thickness, and marinate in sauce for 5 minutes.
3.In a large skillet, heat oil over low/medium high heat. Cook slices for 2 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Cut nori sheets in half and lay on a flat work surface. Place a rice press in the center of the sheet, and press rice tightly inside. Top with a slice of luncheon meat, and remove press. Wrap nori around rice mold, sealing edges with a small amount of water. (Rice may also be formed by hand in the shape of the meat slices, 1 inch thick.) Musubi may be served warm or chilled.
They turned out SO YUMMY! Stephen liked them sans the seaweed...but I think that is what gives the snack the distinct taste. My Hawaii family should be proud. :)


The Geesamans said...

Looks interesting. Did your kids eat it?

Kelly and Nate said...

I love musubi!!! I used to eat that and manapua whenever I could when I lived in Hawaii. I have tried to make musubi several times, but my rice is ever sticky enough. I will try your recipe.