Spam musubi

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So I lied. There’s absolutely no baking involved in this post. I’ll try to get back into the blogging habit with a light post. This was actually a miracle that it came together since any project with Matt and myself in the kitchen typically ends in disaster.

I love spam musubi and all of my friends brave enough to try it end up loving it too. It’s slightly labor intensive but easy to divide and conquer if you have kitchen savvy friends. Or kitchen able inebriated friends. Or a sober friend like Allison to keep us from eating all the spam before we were done cooking.

Spam Musubi
1 can of spam (seriously, if you said yuck, skip to another post right now)
2 sheets nori
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup mirin
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups short grain sticky rice
Sesame seeds to taste

Rice mold
Mine looks like this…

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-start cooking rice

-slice spam into slices and then thirds that conveniently match the size of the rice mold

-cook spam over low heat to render out fat and make delicious

-combine soy sauce, mirin and sugar in sauce pan and reduce

Here’s where Matt and I differ…I like to prep mine ahead and marinate my spam. Matt is more of a spur of the moment kind of guy.

-cook sauce and spam until sticky mess delicious and remove from pay to cool
don’t put on paper towels! Bad shit happens!

-take cooked rice and make rice pillows with mold (this is when you can add seasoning like salt and sesame seeds)

-top with delicious spam and secure with gelt of nori

-eat it!

Soooo yeah…that’s spam musubi. In a blog. With no video. Tada!

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