Spam Musubi Bowl

5 from 3 reviews

This Spam Musubi Bowl is a delicious quick and tasty version of the traditional Spam Musubi. It is gluten-free & dairy free.


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  • 3 tsp sunflower or canola oil (to prevent sticking to the pan)
  • 1 12 oz can of spam
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 5 baby bok choy, ends trimmed and cut in half lengthwise (quarter if large)
  • 5 portions white or brown rice


  1. Beforehand: Slice the spam cake lengthwise into 10 slices, about 1/4 inch thick. Mix soy sauce and honey and stir until the honey is completely dissolved. Marinade the spam slices for at least 20 minutes, either in a ziplock freezer bag or a shallow pan (flip halfway).
  2. Add a small amount of oil to a skillet on medium high heat. Fry the spam slices for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they begin to brown but not burn. Remove spam from the pan.
  3. Add a small amount of oil (to prevent sticking) and the bok choy to the pan. Allow to cook on medium high heat for approximately 4 minutes per side or until the bok choy begins to brown. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pan. Just before fully cooked (stalks will soften but remain crisp and the leaves will be wilted) add the extra spam marinade and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  4. Serve spam, bok choy, and rice together with an extra drizzle of leftover marinade.


If you're short on time: you can fry the bok choy while the spam marinades! We prefer to fry the bok choy afterwards because the spam leaves some leftover fat for flavor but we tried it both ways with good results.
Variations: Try serving in traditional Spam Musubi form: create a rice mold by cutting down a spam can and pressing rice firmly inside to make a compact cake. Then top with a spam slice and wrap with a strip of nori seaweed paper.

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