9/27/08

Potluck Idea

Spam Musubi Mold is not limited to making spam & rice sandwiches. We actually tried making spam and vegetarian versions.

Pink one is spam & cucumber and yellow one is a squared egg omelette & cucumber in the photo. Looks delicious, doesn't it?
It was quite easy to make this colorful sushi-like rice dish.

Our ingredients were steamed rice (plain, non-flavored), seaweed sheets for sushi, spam, cucumber and egg.

The following points are probably no-brainer for our readers who are bento-making & cooking experts, but here are our suggestions:

  • Keep the mold a bit wet. Rice sticks too much to the mold, otherwise.

  • Do not fill up the spam mold. If you fill it up, the result is too much rice or fillings.

  • Prepare a sheet of seaweed sized to the mold on a separate plate. After pressing down the mold cover and keeping everything together, move the entire mold swiftly on a sheet of seaweed. Then remove the mold and wrap the rice sandwich with seaweed. Seaweed does not get too moistened this way.

Making rolled sushi with a bamboo mat can be messy, but using this square mold was easy. By the way, sushi roll mold will be restocked sometime soon.

For vegetarian options, you can use a variety of fillings, such as cream cheese, avocado, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, daikon radish, spinach, zucchini, etc.

These colorful rice sandwiches will be great for potluck and home parties!