Wednesday, August 18, 2010

SPAM Musubi

My boys love eating SPAM, the western version of Luncheon Meat, and they love sushi too! They get to have sushi for their lunch regularly, but not SPAM. SPAM appears in their meals when Mom is extremely exhausted, ill or there is no more ingredients in the fridge for preparing meals.

This is the Hawaiian version of the Japanese Onigiri. I found this recipe from House of Annie. With the temperatures going up to a high of 33 degree Celsius, and feeling like 38, I just don't feel like cooking! I have only 30 minutes to prepare lunch, after bringing the boys home from their swimming class. Hubby dear had a meeting to attend in the afternoon, and had to be out immediately after lunch.

Ok, I'm finding all sorts of excuses to make this =p
But seriously, this is a no-fuss meal, and it's so easy to prepare!
To feel less guilty, I replace the original SPAM with the less sodium type, and use soy sauce that has less sodium =)

  • Cut SPAM into pieces (not too thin).
  • Do not discard the can. To be use as a mould for later.
  • Heat up a pan. No oil is required.
  • Put the slices of SPAM onto the heated pan.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of soy sauce with 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.
  • Drizzle the mixture onto the slices of SPAM.
  • Heat the slices for a couple of minutes.
  • Flipped over, and again, drizzle the soy mixture onto the side facing up.
  • Heat for a couple of minutes.
  • Remove and set aside.
  • Using the SPAM can, scoop some rice into it and press the rice down. Put a slice of fried SPAM on top of the pressed rice.
  • Invert the can onto a broad nori strip.
  • Wrap the nori strip around the rice and SPAM slice.

What about the vegetables?

I had some leftover strawberries from baking the Fruit Pastry Cake. I cleaned and cut them up and threw them into the mixing bowl of lettuce trio. WOW! They instantly brighten up the bowl of salad! Mix some honey and mayonnaise together, and you get your salad dressing =)

The cold salad went very well with SPAM Musubi, on a very hot and humid day! The boys love their lunch! Both the musubi and salad were gone in seconds! Tasty!


Cooking Gallery said...

I have been seeing SPAM musubi everywhere, I think I really should give it a try!

Nate @ House of Annie said...

Beautiful looking Spam musubi! Glad to know that you could put it all together so quickly.

Thanks for the link back!

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