We just had to tackle Hawaii's Spam classic, adding pineapple and Sriracha to jazz things up. Surprisingly good!

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2011

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John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
34 mins
total:
59 mins
Yield:
Serves 10 (serving size: 2 pieces)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place the rice in a fine mesh sieve. Rinse under cold water, stirring rice until water runs clear (about 1 minute). Combine rice and 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water in a small saucepan, and cover. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Increase heat to high, and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

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  • Combine rice wine vinegar, mirin, 2 teaspoons sugar, and salt in a microwave-safe dish; microwave at HIGH for 30 seconds, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cool.

  • Place rice and 2 tablespoons vinegar mixture in a bowl; toss. Cover with a paper towel soaked in remaining vinegar mixture.

  • Combine remaining sugar and soy sauce in a small bowl. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add Spam to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Add to soy mixture; toss. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove Spam from soy mixture; cut in half lengthwise. Reserve remaining soy mixture.

  • Cut off top quarter of each nori sheet along short end. Place 1 nori sheet, shiny side down, on a sushi mat covered with plastic wrap, with long end toward you. Pat about 3/4 cup rice mixture evenly over nori with moist hands, leaving a 1-inch border on 1 long end of nori. Arrange 2 Spam slices, 2 pineapple pieces, and 1 green onion piece along top third of rice-covered nori. Top with 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha and half of reserved soy mixture. Lift edge of nori closest to you; fold over filling. Lift bottom edge of sushi mat; roll toward top edge, pressing firmly on sushi roll. Continue rolling to top edge; press mat to seal sushi roll. Let rest, seam side down, 5 minutes. Slice roll crosswise into 10 pieces. Repeat procedure with the remaining rice, nori, Spam, pineapple, onion, Sriracha, and soy mixture.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; fat 1.7g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 0.8g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 15.4g; fiber 0.6g; cholesterol 9mg; iron 0.9mg; sodium 254mg; calcium 10mg.
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