The New Year is approaching and that means it’s time to make mochi! We wanted to share an easy recipe using a box of Jell-O that we tried (original recipe was found on ilovehawaiianfoodrecipes.com which seems to be down at the moment). You will need only a few ingredients and a microwave.
Mix your ingredients according to the recipe until everything is well blended. When you place it in the microwave, make sure your bowl is microwave safe.
Microwave your mixture for 1 minute. Depending on your microwave, you may have to do this a few times. We had to do it about 4 times to get the right consistency.
This next part is a little messy. Poor Happy Chan! The Mochi will be hot as you handle the pieces, so make sure to dust your hands with starch and handle everything carefully.
Tada! Mochi is ready! Very easy recipe to follow and perfect for when you you’re in a pinch. Let us know if you try it!
In a microwaveable bowl, add flour, jello and sugar. Whisk together until combined.
Add cup of hot water and vanilla, mix until well blended.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 1 minute. Uncover and mix, repeat until mixture is solid. Depending on your microwave, you may have to repeat 3 to 5 times, or 3 to 5 minutes.
On a baking sheet, line with parchment paper and dust with starch. Place cooked mochi and add more starch. Press mochi until you have a rectangle, then slice into squares. Slice enough so you can pull a section to roll into balls.
Mochi will be hot so dust your hands with starch and handle carefully. You should be able to make 14 to 16 pieces.
Today we want to share with your our favorite way to make Spam Musubi. Spam Musubi is a favorite dish among locals in Hawaii. It’s perfect for a quick meal.
We like using the less sodium version of Spam as we will later add a teriyaki glaze. It gives it a nice sweet flavor. We like to use Aloha brand Mango Pineapple teriyaki glaze. If you can’t find this particular product where you live, feel free to use your own teriyaki glaze.
We like our spam a little crispy so we fry it at a low temperature until it’s crispy on the outside and a little soft on the inside. However you can fry it to your preferred texture.
Another option is to add some furikake seasoning to your rice to give it more nori flavor.
After frying the spam, add the glaze until the spam slices are nicely coated.
Now you’re ready to assemble! Start with a nice strip of nori on the bottom. We like a lot of nori so we used the mold to measure how large to cut it. However, you can customize to your own taste. Next put the mold on the nori, followed by the rice and last but not least the spam. Remove the mold carefully and wrap the nori around your rice ball and spam. You can use a teeny bit of water to seal the nori.
Tada! It’s all ready to eat! You can wrap them up to save for later or to share with your friends. Let us know if you try it!
Easy recipe for Hawaii's favorite on the go dish – spam musubi
Course Breakfast, Snack
1canSpam (low sodium)
1/3 cupcupMango Pineapple Teriyaki Glaze (or your favorite teriyaki glaze)
2cupswhite rice (cooked)
Slice spam evenly into about 8-9 slices (depending on how thick you like it) and fry in a nonstick pan on low heat if you like it with a nice crisp outer texture.
While the spam cooks, mix furikake into your cooked rice.
After cooking spam, remove the spam from the pan and set aside. In the same pan, add the teriyaki glaze. Add the spam slices back into the pan coat each slice evenly. Remove from glaze and set aside. We like to use a cooling rack or you can use a plate.
Start assembling your musubis. Layer in this order – 1. A strip of nori (you can adjust the size to your taste), 2. Musubi mold, 3. Furikake rice, 4. Spam slice.
Carefully remove the mold. Wrap the nori around the musubi. You can use a tiny bit of water to help seal the nori.
Today, we want to share with you an easy acai bowl recipe. All you need is a few ingredients and a blender. You can top your acai bowl with so many different toppings, but our favorite toppings include our Happy Honey and Aloha Sunrise Granola.
For the base of the acai bowl, you can use any available frozen acai puree. We also use frozen berries and frozen banana (cut up into slices) so that the consistency of the mixture is thick. You can add more liquid to the recipe to make it more of a smoothie base as well.
After blending the mixture, place it in a bowl and add your favorite toppings. We love Aloha Sunrise Granola as it gives it a natural sweetness as well as a nice crunchy texture. Add some fresh fruits and drizzle our Happy Honey to complete the dish. We hope you enjoy our recipe and please let us know in the comments what your favorite toppings are.
Today we’re going to show you how to make the easiest, quickest dessert using our pancake mix and one of our mugs! Aren’t there days when you are craving a sweet homemade dessert but you just don’t have the energy to do a lot of dishes or make a giant batch of cookies? We have the perfect dessert for you!
Our mug cake is really easy to make using just a few simple ingredients and your microwave. You could customize this recipe to your taste by adding other ingredients like blueberries or bananas instead of the chocolate. Or you could use our banana pancake mix to make a banana chocolate chip mug cake. You could even add a scoop of your favorite ice cream to make it even more decadent.
A chocolate chip mug cake using Happy Haleiwa pancake mix.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 3minutes
Cook Time 2minutes
1/4cupHappy Haleiwa Pancake Mix
In a microwaveable mug, stir together the Happy Haleiwa pancake mix, milk, sugar and chocolate chips.
Cover the mug with plastic wrap. Microwave for about 1 minute to 1 minute and 20 seconds. Be careful when taking it out of the microwave, it may be a little hot.
Sprinkle more chocolate chips or any other toppings of your choice on top.
We hope you enjoy! Please let us know in the comments below if you tried it and if you created your own fun combinations. You can find all the products used in this recipe on our online shop at http://happyhaleiwa.net.