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Spam Musubi Onigiri

by Yejiskitchenstories

This recipe for Spam musubi onigiri is easy and can be made in less than 15 minutes. These Japanese-style rice balls are stuffed with delicious teriyaki spam — making them the ideal snack or quick meal.

What you’ll need to make Spam Musubi Onigiri:

  • Spam
  • White rice
  • Soy sauce
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Furikake seasoning: this is a Japanese rice seasoning made of dried seaweed, roasted sesame seeds, sugar, and salt.

How to make Spam Musubi Onigiri at home:

To make the filling:

Dice your spam in small bite-size cubes and transfer to a pan. Cook the spam, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sugar on medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent any burning. Cook until the spam becomes crispy.

To form and shape the rice balls:

Place a sheet of plastic wrap on a flat surface. Place ½ cup of cooked rice on the center of the plastic wrap and slightly flatten the rice into a disk shape with your fingers or a spoon.

Place 1-2 tablespoons of the spam filling in the center of the rice and carefully form the rice into a ball, making sure to cover the spam filling. Use the plastic wrap to easily form the rice ball into a triangle shape.

Remove the plastic wrap from the triangle rice ball and dip the sides of the rice ball in furikake seasoning.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!

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Spam Musubi Onigiri

Serves: 2-3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Rating: 5.0/5
( 4 voted )

Ingredients

  • ¼ can of SPAM®
  • 1½ cup white rice, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup furikake seasoning

Instructions

To make the filling:

  1. Dice your spam in small bite-size cubes and transfer to a pan. Cook the spam, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sugar on medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent any burning. Cook until the spam becomes crispy.

To form + shape the rice balls: 

  1. Place a sheet of plastic wrap on a flat surface. Place ½ cup of cooked rice on the center of the plastic wrap and slightly flatten the rice into a disk shape with your fingers or a spoon.
  2. Place 1-2 tablespoons of the spam filling in the center of the rice and carefully form the rice into a ball, making sure to cover the spam filling. Use the plastic wrap to easily form the rice ball into a triangle shape.
  3. Remove the plastic wrap from the triangle rice ball and dip the sides of the rice ball in furikake seasoning.

Notes

Tips & Tricks: 

  • Wet your fingers in some water before handling the rice, this helps the rice from sticking to your hands when shaping the rice balls.
  • You can optionally mix in the furikake seasoning with the rice before shaping the rice balls.
  • I don't recommend making these rice balls ahead of time. The rice hardens over time and doesn't taste as good as eating them fresh.
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1 comment

Amelia September 4, 2022 - 10:39 pm

Looks so yummy and so cute!! Cant wait to try

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