Piggy spam musubi in the two tier bento box.

Piggy Spam Musubi Bento

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: bento box, lunch box
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 3 spam musubi
Author: Nami
Get your kids excited about their school lunch with this kawaii Piggy Spam Musubi Bento! Wildly popular in Hawaii, spam musubi is super easy to prepare and you can get your kids to help out too.


  • 3 slices Spam
  • ½ Tbsp neutral flavor oil (vegetable, canola, etc)
  • cup cooked Japanese short grain rice
  • 1 slice ham
  • 1 nori (seaweed)
  • 1 spaghetti


  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    Spam Musubi Ingredients
  2. Cut 3 slices of Spam. Add a little oil to the frying pan and cook the spam until lightly browned on both sides.
    Spam Musubi 1
  3. Line the Spam tin with the plastic wrap. Scoop rice into the tin and gently press the rice together.
    Spam Musubi 2
  4. Pull out the plastic wrap and remove it. Place a slice of spam on the rice.
    Spam Musubi 3
  5. Cut out a strip of nori and wrap it around the spam-and-rice sandwich.
    Spam Musubi 4
  6. Use a nori punch or a pair of scissors, cut out pig’s eyes and nostrils from the nori sheet.
    Spam Musubi 5
  7. Cut out an oval shape from the slice of ham for the pig’s snout. Then cut out six smaller ovals for the pig’s ears and feet. Cut out an inverted “V” at the edges of four of the ovals to form the cloven hoovers.
    Spam Musubi 6
  8. Place the ham and nori on the Spam.
    Spam Musubi 8
  9. Use a spaghetti to secure the ham onto the Spam and pack spam musubi into the bento box.
    Spam Musubi 8

Recipe Notes

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