I thought I would share one of the recipes in our newest cookbook: “Cooking Hawaiian Style Volume 2” These are mini Korean-inspired musubi made with diced carrots, spam, korean nori, daikon and a touch of roasted sea salt. They make the perfect pupu-sized bite for any party. You can purchase our cookbooks online which have many exclusive recipes that aren’t on our website at most retail outlets in Hawaii or on our website or amazon.com.
- 4 cups cooked rice
- 1/2 carrot, finely diced
- 5 slices spam, finely diced
- 1/2 cup daikon, diced (pat dry)
- 3-4 tablespoons sesame oi
- Salt to taste
- 3 packages Korean seasoned seaweed, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Cooke rice and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Finely dice carrots, spam and daikon into little cubes. Fry Spam in 1 tablespoon sesame oil until golden brown, remove from pan and set aside. Using the same pan, add carrots and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes to bring out the color and reduce the liquid. Pat daikon down with paper towels and add to pan with carrots and cook for an additional minute. In a bowl, combine rice, Spam, carrots and daikon. Mix gently and add remaining sesame oil and season to taste with salt according to your taste. Rip seaweed into tiny pieces and mix into rice mixture. Finish with sesame seeds. Form into mini 1″ -2″ round balls. Arrange on platter and finish with fine roasted salt for added flavor (optional).
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