Thursday, June 9, 2011

Spam musubi

Unlike most people, I like spam. I don't eat them a lot but I always have couple cans in my pantry. I remember whenever my mom needed a quick, easy meal; spam was always on the menu. I know some people think Spam is such a disgusting food. Why is that??? Here people eat hot dog, bologna and think that spam is gross, I don't get that at all, What is the different between them? They are all processed meat! So if you eat hot dog or bologna, I will ask you to give spam a try. 

I made some spam musubis for lunch, the kid loved it and I was very satisfied. It is very easy to make and so yummy. Give it a try! You might like it.



2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
2 cups water
4 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp white sugar
1 (12 ounce) container fully cooked luncheon meat (e.g. Spam)
5 sheets sushi nori (dry seaweed)
1 tbsp vegetable oil

    1. Soak uncooked rice for half an hours; drain and rinse, then cook it in the rice cooker.
    2. When the rice is done, let it rest and cool down for 15 mins, then stir in rice vinegar, soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar until mix well.
    3. Slice spam lengthwise into 10 slices, or to desired thickness, and pan fry them about 2 mins per side or 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.)
    4. Musubi may be served warm or chilled.

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