Food Beauty of Molly's Sweet & Salty Ham Musubi, as seen on Girl Meets Farm, season 5.
Recipe courtesy of Molly Yeh

Sweet and Salty Ham Musubi

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings





Special equipment:
a musubi mold
  1. For the rice: Add the sushi rice, rice vinegar, sugar, 2 cups water and 1 tablespoon salt to a medium saucepan, mix to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the rice is tender and the water is completely evaporated, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit for 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  2. For the meat: Meanwhile, mix the soy sauce, granulated sugar and sambal olek in a medium bowl. Add the meat slices and toss to coat. Let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the meat and cook, untouched, until starting to turn golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. 
  4. Lay a strip of nori on a flat work surface. Place a musubi mold on top and in the center. With wet hands, press one-sixth of the rice into the mold, then top with a piece of meat. Wrap the nori strip around the rice and meat and seal with a little water. Repeat with the remaining rice, meat and nori. Serve immediately.