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Hawaiian Garlic Spam Musubi in a Bowl


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If you read our Japanese Tonjiru post, you would know that we absolutely love Hawaii!!  And for us, the 2 dishes that scream out ‘Hawaii!!’ are Loco Moco and Spam Musubi.  So if we can’t be there, the next best thing to do is enjoy their food and pretend to be there right!?!  So today, we are going to share the recipe for our low-carb/keto version of Spam Musubi in a Bowl!  Spam Musubi can actually be enjoyed as a sweet or salty dish.  The Hawaiian version usually tends to be sweet, so we based this recipe off that.  Hope you enjoy our version of this Hawaiian classic!

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This dish as pictured is keto friendly at ~3g per serving and a great option for a quick lunch or dinner!  The dish offers traditional flavors of Spam Musubi with a twist of sweet garlic butter, ketofied of course!

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The ingredients you need to enjoy this dish are soy sauce, Swerve/Monkfruit, Japanese cooking sake, and dried seaweed (optional), most of which can be purchased on Amazon.

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 5M

Cook Time 10M

Total Time 15M

Net Carb/Serv ~3g

Servings 1 Bowl 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cauliflower Rice
  • 2 tbsp Butter (preferably grass fed)
  • 1-2 Garlic (use 2 if you like garlic)
  • 6 oz Spam
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil (neutral taste preferred)
  • 2 tbsp Japanese Cooking Sake
  • 1 tbsp Swerve or Monkfruit (note – Monkfruit tends to crystallize in the sauce, but will not affect taste)
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 Sheet of Dried Seaweed (optional)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) In a small Teflon fry pan, add sake, Swerve and soy sauce and bring to boil.  Once boiling, reduce heat to med-low and let it cook for 4-5 minutes while stirring occasionally (make sure you keep an eye out on this as Swerve tends to burn much easier than sugar).  Once 5 minutes has passed, reduce heat to simmer.

3) In the meantime, grate garlic with a grater and set aside.

4) Dice spam into small cubes, about 1/8 x 1/8 inch.   Set aside.

5) Shred optional sheet of seaweed into thin slices (about 1 x 1/8 inch) with kitchen sheers.  Set aside.

6) In a large Teflon frying pan, add cooking oil on high heat.  Once oil is up to temperature (about 2 minutes), transfer diced spam.   Cook until the outside is nicely crusted, stirring frequently, about 2-3 minutes.  Set aside.

7) In new/cleaned large Teflon frying pan, melt butter on high heat.  Once butter is melted, add cauliflower rice and garlic.  Stir often and cook for 4-5 minutes or until desired texture is reached.

8) In a serving bowl, combine cooked cauliflower rice and spam.  Mix well.

9) Drizzle with sweet sauce from 2) and top with optional shredded seaweed.  Enjoy hot!

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Hawaiian Garlic Spam Musubi in a Bowl

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Hawaiian Garlic Spam Musubi in a Bowl.   Enjoy this delicious fusion at only ~3g Net Carb / Serving.   Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 4 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: asianfusionsushi, ketoasianfusion, ketohawaiianfood, ketospammusubi, lowcarbhawaiianfood, lowcarbspammusubi
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 Bowl
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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cauliflower Rice
  • 2 tbsp Butter preferably grass fed
  • 1-2 Whole Garlic use 2 if you like garlic
  • 6 oz Spam
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil neutral taste preferred
  • 2 tbsp Japanese Cooking Sake optional to make sweet
  • 1 tbsp Swerve or Monkfruit optional to make sweet
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce optional to make sweet
  • 1/8 Sheet Dried Seaweed optional

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • In a small Teflon fry pan, add sake, Swerve and soy sauce and bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to med-low and let it cook for 4-5 minutes while stirring occasionally (make sure you keep an eye out on this as Swerve tends to burn much easier than sugar). Once 5 minutes has passed, reduce heat to simmer.
  • In the meantime, grate garlic with a grater and set aside.
  • Dice spam into small cubes, about 1/8 x 1/8 inch. Set aside.
  • Shred optional sheet of seaweed into thin slices (about 1 x 1/8 inch) with kitchen sheers. Set aside.
  • In a large Teflon frying pan, add cooking oil on high heat. Once oil is up to temperature (about 2 minutes), transfer diced spam. Cook until the outside is nicely crusted, stirring frequently, about 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  • In new/cleaned large Teflon frying pan, melt butter on high heat. Once butter is melted, add cauliflower rice and garlic. Stir often and cook for 4-5 minutes or until desired texture is reached.
  • In a serving bowl, combine cooked cauliflower rice and spam. Mix well.
  • Drizzle with sweet sauce from 2) and top with optional shredded seaweed. Enjoy hot!

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4 Comments

  1. This looks fantastic! I am trying to figure out how many servings this recipe makes…can you please provide that info? Thanks!

    • Never mind, I see it makes one serving now! Was tired when I first read the recipe!

      • LowCarbingAsian

        Hey Emily! Glad you found it! You also can adjust the serving size on the recipe card on the bottom of every page. If you click the blue number next to ‘servings’, a slider will pop up and adjust the ingredient qty according to how many serving you would like to make! Let us know if you have any other questions!

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