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Ranch SPAM® Musubi

It’s polarizing for sure — you’ve gotta be a fan of canned pork before you start — but you can’t go to Hawaii without grabbing SPAM® Musubi, the onigiri-like snack that features spam atop sticky rice with Nori. Popularized recipe during World War II, it’s a taste of the Islands that has stuck around ever since.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 10 min
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients (5)

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Steps (4)

  1. 1

    Heat a 12-inch nonstick pan over medium heat. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix on both sides of each slice of SPAM®.

  2. 2

    Add the SPAM® to the pan and cook until browned and crisp on the bottom side, About 3–4 minutes. Flip and cook 3–4 minutes more. If it looks like it’s starting to burn, add a little water and swirl in the bottom of the pan.

  3. 3

    Place one slice of meat perpendicular to each nori strip on the bottom of the strip. Making sure your hands are wet, take about ½ cup of rice and squeeze in your hands until it is about the same size as the spam slice (a rounded rectangle). Place the rice on top of the meat.

  4. 4

    Roll up the SPAM® and rice to wrap the nori around it. Seal the end with a bit of water and place the musubi seam-side down. Repeat with remaining musubi.

Recipe Video


This Friday we’re making Ranch Musubi! Head to the islands, and you’re bound to run into a regional favorite: canned meat over rice topped with nori (that’s seaweed in Japanese). Spam Musubi is a perfect snack, we’ve upped our flavor with ranch seasoning. Head to our site for more Ranch Across America recipes!

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kid Fun My kids loved these and had fun helping make them. Inexpensive.
Date published: 2022-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Ranch Musubi is great! I saw this and decided to make this for my husband and son. When they looked at it, they both looked at me and said, "This is Musubi." It's a thing in Hawaii. I was in shock not knowing what I had just made. THEY LOVED IT!!! Spam is a big thing with the Asian culture. I know this from Korea. I made this and it is two thumbs up and a double wiggle.
Date published: 2022-04-21
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