Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi


"Spam Musubi is a popular snack in Hawaii. It is a type of sushi that has marinated cooked spam in sushi. I got this recipe from a local Hawaiian friend when I was living there."
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5 h 25 m servings 276 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.7g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 866 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Soak uncooked rice for 4 hours; drain and rinse.
  2. In a saucepan bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in rice vinegar, and set aside to cool.
  3. 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.
  4. In a large skillet, heat oil over 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.


  1. 111 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I've been making spam musubi like this for years, except that I omit the oyster sauce, add a little ginger, bake the marinated spam at 350 deg F for 8-10 minutes, and sprinkle toasted black and ...

Most helpful critical review

it was good because it tasted like spam. Marinating spam in the mixture of soy sauce and oyster sauce just makes spam saltier.

I've been making spam musubi like this for years, except that I omit the oyster sauce, add a little ginger, bake the marinated spam at 350 deg F for 8-10 minutes, and sprinkle toasted black and ...

growing up in hawaii, i ate spam musubi all the time. i've always made it with a sugar and soy sauce marinade but when i saw this recipe with oyster sauce, i thought i'd give it a try. i made ...

Being an "Island Boy," I like to find recipes for 'local' food. It reminds me of home and is usually considered comfort food to me. I've been making musubi for years but have never made it with ...

After going to Hawaii for the first time a few years ago, my fiance and I fell in love with spam musubi. I'm so glad that I found this recipe. BUT, I really don't like oyster sauce (I did a test...

This is a great recipe. But it doesn't have to be that hard. 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 s...

I'm from Hawaii and I love making/eating spam musubi. Recipe looks good, I would suggest buying a musubi maker from any Japanese market, it will make the end product a lot easier to make. To a...

On our 7th trip to the Hawaiian Islands, we finally tried Spam Musubi! It is "ono"! I have to say I only used this recipe as a guideline. I made a few changes. I marinaded the spam in teriya...

Hubby and I had SPAM musubi everyday when we were in Hawaii. I couldn't figure out what's the "secret sauce" that made it so good. When I tried out this recipe, I was surprised that the "secret ...

The marinade was delicious. I didn't know it was the oyster sauce that was missing when I tried making this at home before. It's my favorite breakfast food. I used low sodium soy sauce and low s...