Spam Musubi

Spam musubi is a snack that can be found in a lot of places in Hawaii. There are different variations and flavours so it is a versatile snack to make. Here is a simple version of this recipe.

Start with 1 cup of soy sauce, 1 cup of sugar, 3 cloves of garlic and a slice of ginger. The rough ratio for the sugar and soy sauce is about a 1:1 ratio. I like to grate the garlic and ginger so that the flavours infuse into the sauce as it cooks.

Next prepare the spam. Take the spam out of the can and slice into 8-10 slices.

In a pan, add the ingredients for the sauce and slices of spam. Let it simmer on medium low until the sauce becomes sticky. Continue to flip the spam so that it gets covered in all the delicious sauces. This should take a couple of minutes. The spam should be ready when it takes on a brown colour and the sauce is sticky. Turn off the heat when the spam is ready.

Let the spam cool. While the spam is cooling, portion out your sushi rice. Make rice balls in the shape of the spam. Add a slice of spam. If you like, add a slice of avocado. I love adding avocado since it helps cut some of the saltiness. You can also try other things as well like Shiso leaves. Wrap each rice and spam with a piece of nori. Serve right away!

For a fun take on spam musubi, make them smaller and bite sized!

  • Ingredients
    • 1 can spam (I prefer low sodium)
    • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 3 cloves garlic, grated
    • 1 inch ginger, grated
    • 6 cups sushi rice
    • Nori sheets
    • avocado (optional)


  1. Mix 1 cup soy sauce, 1 cup sugar, grated garlic and grate ginger.
  2. Slice spam into 8-10 pieces.
  3. Add sauce and spam into a pan and cook at medium-low heat until spam because brown and the sauce becomes sticky.
  4. Let spam cool while you prepare your rice. Make spam shaped balls of rice. Add the slice of spam and any other ingredients. Wrap each spam and rice with a piece of nori.
  5. Enjoy!!

If you liked this recipe check out the other ones on the blog.

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