Can I use basmati rice for musubi?

Can I use basmati rice for musubi?

SECRET #1: For Spam musubi, you want to use short grain rice. It’s stickier and holds together better than medium grain or jasmine rice. Don’t even think about using brown basmati; Spam musubi is NOT health food!

Which Furikake is best for Spam musubi?

There’s a large variety of furikake at the markets. Salmon, shiso, wasabi, and more. I favor the simple combination of nori flakes with black and white roasted sesame seeds. It’s perfect for Spam musubi.

What is Spam musubi sauce made of?

Spam musubi sauce This sauce is fairly similar to my Asian-style glaze but with fewer ingredients. I use sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and dark brown sugar to make glazed teriyaki Spam slices–perfect to top on warm, sticky rice.

Is Spam musubi Hawaiian or Japanese?

Barbara Funamura, a Japanese-American woman from Hawaii, is credited with having invented Spam musubi, a slice of grilled Spam on top of a block of rice, wrapped together with nori.

What rice is short grain?

Short-grain rice, like arborio rice, bomba rice, and sushi rice, is similar in length and width and takes on a sticky texture when cooked.

Can you make Spam musubi with jasmine rice?

Do NOT use long grain or Jasmine rice or Thai rice because it’s too loose and fluffy which makes it super difficult to form a musubi.

How do you make spam musubi Hawaiian style?


  1. Wash and cook rice in a rice cooker.
  2. Open a can of spam and slice it one inch in length.
  3. Fry the spam on a pan over medium heat.
  4. Place nori down and the musubi mold on top.
  5. Wet the ends of the nori with water and fold it towards the middle.
  6. Serve hot or wrap it in plastic wrap to have an on go lunch.

Why Do Hawaiians love spam so much?

According to the SPAM website, Hawaii’s love affair with SPAM began in World War II, when the salty luncheon meat was given to squaddies due to its very long shelf life and lack of refrigeration needs. (SPAM is canned and has a shelf-life of approximately a trillion years).

How do you make Spam musubi Hawaiian style?

What kind of rice do you use for Spam musubi?

My family just uses calrose rice (fresh or day old), Spam, and nori. The only thing we do to the spam is fry it in brown sugar and shoyu. But, I’m sure this makes really great spam musubis. I’m from Hawaii and I love making/eating spam musubi.

What seaweed is used for musubi?

nori seaweed
This popular Hawaiian treat made of Spam, sticky rice, nori seaweed, a sweet and savory glaze is a hearty, tasty, and handy snack the whole family will love. Spam musubi is ubiquitous in Hawaiian food culture and sold at almost every convenience or Mom-and-Pop stores on the islands.

How do you make Musubi with nori?

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.

How to make sushi Musubi?

Place a strip of nori on a cutting board or clean surface (shiny side down). Place your Musubi mold across the middle of the nori. Add Sushi Rice to the mold, pressing down firmly and evenly, so there is about 1-1 1/2 inches of rice. (dip the mold and your fingers in water as you go to prevent sticking) Next, remove the mold from the rice.

How good is Musubi with the marinade?

I’ve been making musubi for years but have never made it with the marinade. Very good! Like others suggested, cook on low heat. That sugar will start to caramelize real quick and burn if your heat is too high. I put some furikake mix in with the rice just for some extra flavor. You can get furikake mix from many asian food stores.

How to make Spam musubi?

To assemble the musubi, place down a 3 inch wide nori (seaweed). On top of the cut nori will go the spam musubi mold. Scoop up some rice and place it in the mold. Press down on the rice with the musubi mold’s presser.