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Totoro Musubi

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
AuthorMelissa Lee


  • Saucepan
  • Non-stick pan
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Musubi mold
  • Rice cooker
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Toothpick


Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Sake

Totoro Sushi

  • 1 can spam sliced into 8 even slices
  • 2 cups cooked sushi rice
  • White cheese – cut into Totoro tummies and eyeballs
  • Seaweed nori – cut into eyeballs, noses, whiskers, and tummy triangles


To cook the Spam

  • In a saucepan, combine soy sauce, sugar, and sake. Bring to a boil and set it aside.
  • Fry Spam on each side over medium heat until slightly crispy. Add the teriyaki sauce and fry until both sides of the Spam gets a brown color due to the Maillard reaction.

To assemble the sushi

  • Cut cheese and seaweed.
  • Shape your rice using a musubi mold or your hands.
  • Top the rice with the cooked Spam and Totoro face and tummy.


Toothpicks come in handy when you are adding cut seaweed to Totoro’s faces. Those tiny cut seaweeds can stick to your hands.

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