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Pineapple SPAM® Musubi Squares

Enjoy island flavor in every bite with these musubi squares! Slices of SPAM® classic are marinated in soy sauce and pineapple juice before a sear in the frying pan and finished in a bed of rice wrapped in nori.

Serving

Serves
9

Serving

Prep Time
15 minutes

Serving

Cook Time
25 minutes

Serving

Total Time
40 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 (12-ounce) can SPAM® Classic, sliced into 9 slices
  • ½  cup canned crushed pineapple with juice, divided
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 4 sheets nori

Musubi Rice

  • 2 cups short grain sushi rice
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ sheet nori
  • ¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Directions
  1. Cut SPAM® Classic slices in half to equal 18 SPAM® Classic squares.
  2. In large shallow dish combine 1/4 cup crushed pineapple with juice and soy sauce. Add SPAM® Classic pieces to dish. Let marinate 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Cut nori into strips to match width of SPAM® Classic pieces.
  4. In large skillet over medium-high heat, cook SPAM® Classic pieces, adding marinade and turning frequently, 4 to 6 minutes or until SPAM® Classic pieces are browned and beginning to caramelize. Remove from heat.
  5. On work surface, lay 2 nori strips the width of musubi press. Place press over strips. Add 1/3 cup Musubi Rice to press. Press rice down. Top rice with small spoonful of pineapple soy cooking mixture. Top with 2 SPAM® Classic pieces, side by side. Use press to hold musubi down and pull mold upward to unmold the musubi. Wrap nori around musubi, using a small amount of water to seal ends. Cut through middle of rice to form 2 musubi pieces. Repeat with remaining ingredients to form 18 musubi pieces.
  6. Garnish each musubi piece with small amount of remaining crushed pineapple, drained.

Musubi Rice 

  1. In fine mesh strainer, rinse rice until the water runs clear. Drain.
  2. Cook rice and nori according to package directions using a rice cooker, pressure cooker or on the stove. Place cooked rice in large bowl.
  3. In small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine vinegar, sugar, and salt until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Drizzle vinegar mixture over cooked rice. Gently fold rice to combine.
  5. Cover rice with damp paper towel and let cool to room temperature.