Luncheon Meat Riceball (Spam Omusubi) in 10 minutes for Busy People

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Have you heard of Spam omusubi (aka Luncheon meat riceball)? Apparently EVERYONE in Hawaii loves it! It’s a fusion dish of Japanese (obviously the rice…) and American (Spam).

Luncheon Meat

My Japanese colleague (Kaya) luckily knew how to make it! I told her my two requirements: Convenience – it has to be made in our office pantry, and REALLY quick – max 10 min! You can tell I’ve been ridiculously busy at work lately.

Ingredients – Serves around 4 medium size riceballs
Cook 1 cup of Japanese or Korea rice
3 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce
1 can of luncheon meat
2-3 sheets of dried seaweed (Optional)

IMG_3248We bought everything at NTUC before our mini “cookout” in the pantry.
FairPrice Koto Kome rice – It weirdly states “Australia rice” but this is actually those sticky Japanese rice. Get this one because it’s the house brand and as we all know, that means it’s cheap!
Kikkoman teriyaki sauce – Japanese like the Kikkoman brand. This sauce is great for grilled fish and meat too, bring it to your next bbq!
Ma Ling luncheon meat – Much cheaper and tastes similar to SPAM. 
Dried seaweed – Basically pick the smallest pack possible because if you leave dried seaweed in tropical Singapore, it will get moist and lose its crispiness.

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TIP - If you do not want to invest in a bottle of teriyaki sauce, you can make your own sweet sauce with a few simple ingredients from the pantry.
HOW? Mix 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of hot water. :)

IMG_3251Bring cooked Japanese rice to office. It has to be Japanese or Korean cause they have the right sticky consistency to make riceballs. Please don’t use Jasmine rice – grains too dry, Basmati rice – grains too long, or the Chinese glutinous rice – grains way too sticky. Bring also the sliced luncheon meat – about 0.5cm thick.

IMG_3255When at office, put both rice and meat in the microwave. Rice should be warm, not hot (about 45seconds) and meat needs to be hot (about 1.5min).

IMG_3260Pour teriyaki sauce over the rice and luncheon meat.  Mix the rice immediately but let the meat marinate in the sauce for a bit.

IMG_3266Place cling wrap on your hand and add some rice, then the luncheon meat and then rice again on top. Close the cling wrap and make a mountain shape in your hands and squeeze GENTLY. You will get a nice triangle riceball.

IMG_3272For those who are artistic and gifted i.e. Kaya: Try to make it into a triangle (Left)
For those who are normal (like me): Just make it into a ball (Right) because 1) You don’t have the time 2) you probably don’t have the skills. :P

IMG_3277Here you go! Your original luncheon meat rice ball in 10 minutes.

aburiIf you have more than 10 minutes – Have some ”aburi fun”with a lighter. The slightly brunt rice tasted really awesome! :)

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  2. HelloCHAYA says:

    OMG! I loooooooooooooooooooooove Spam Musubi!!! I used to have this for breakfast when I was in Hawaii! BTW, my bf is Muslim. Is there Luncheon meat that’s chicken?

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