Hello Kitty Musubi

Nothing says cute and yummy like a Hello Kitty Musubi! Learn how to make one with the cutest Hello Kitty rice cooker by Zojirushi.

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Hey, it’s Katie Chin from the Chef Katie Chin blog!  I blog about modern Asian cuisine and my mission is to teach people how to make Asian cuisine for real people, on real schedules and on real budgets!! So if you’re looking for more delicious, fresh and easy Asian recipes, be sure to check out my blog or Instagram @chefkatiechin where you’ll find plenty of easy and yummy Asian recipes!!

Have you seen the Hello Kitty Zojirushi Rice Cooker?! The cutest addition to any kitchen and it makes rice that much more fun to cook. For today's recipe, I decided to make Hello Kitty Musubi! It’s super easy to make and quite possibly the cutest thing your friends and family have ever seen.

I’ll also be doing a Facebook livestream and IG LIVE this Tuesday (8/25) at 3pm PST where I’ll show you how to make this amazing Hello Kitty Musubi with step by step instructions. 


  • One 12 ounce can Spam™, cut lengthwise into 8 slices, cooked
  • Steamed and seasoned white sushi rice
  • Nori sheet
  • Thin sliced carrot
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Honey


  • Hello Kitty face mold
  • Paring knife or flower/nose cutter
  • Tweezers
  • Toothpick


1. Pack sushi rice in the Hello Kitty face mold.  Remove rice from mold and set aside.

2. Using a sharp paring knife, cut two small round circles of nori for eyes and six very thin strips of nori for Hello Kitty’s whiskers (3 on each side).

3. Using a sharp paring knife or cutter, cut a carrot flower from a carrot and a small round nose from a yellow bell pepper. 

4. Using a bit of honey, add the carrot flower on the right side near ear and place the yellow bell pepper as her nose.

5. Place 2-3 tablespoons of sushi rice in a musubi press.  Place a slice of Spam™ on top of the rice.  Remove rice and Spam from the musubi press.  Cut a 1-inch strip of nori and wrap it around the block or rice and Spam™.  Seal the nori on the bottom with a bit of water.

6. Form two small balls out of sushi rice for Hello Kitty’s hands. Press Hello Kitty’s face gently against a short end of the rice Spam™ block.  Use a toothpick to secure Hello Kitty’s head to her body. Gently press the rice balls to the bottom of her face.  

and ENJOY!

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