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Kaua’i’s Popular: Goteborg Sausage Musubi

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Fried slices of Goteborg sausage topped with sticky, white rice, and sprinkled with furikake. Kaua’i’s popular  Goteborg sausage musubi is an open faced twist on the classic spam musubi.

front view of musubis on a cutting board

If you’re from Kaua’i, chances are you had this growing up. Some call it a UFOs or flying saucers, some call it a musubi, some call it Goteborg sausage musubi. Whatever you call it, it’s yummy.

These open faced musubis are great for kids. Perfectly portioned finger foods ready to eat at your next family gathering, sporting event, or just at home when you feel like eating a snack.

top view of goteborg sausage musubi

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What is Goteborg sausage?

It’s a large Sweedish sausage made of beef and pork. And by large I mean it’s nearly 18 inches long and over 2 inches in diameter. Definitely able to feed a crowd with that.

“You can’t pronounce it, but you’ll enjoy it” says Hormel’s website, maker of this popular meat.

Goteborg sausage musubi ingredients

Where can I find Goteborg sausage?

In the refrigerator section of your grocery store, often near the deli meats.

How to cook Goteborg sausage?

Very similar to Portuguese sausage, this meat is best cooked when sliced in about ⅛ inch rounds and pan fried. The edges of the meat will start to curl up making for a perfect vessel to hold a scoop of rice and toppings.

musubis on a cutting board

What toppings are used on Goteborg sausage musubi?

The classic musubi is topped with furikake, a dry Japanese seasoning. You can find it in the Asian aisle of your grocery store and for my mainland friends online. But you can really use anything: poke, taegu, ume, kim chee, takuand. Or just eat it plain.

How to store Goteborg sausage musubi?

These are best eaten the same day it’s made. You can store these in the refrigerator in an airtight container, but often times the rice dries out. You could put a wet napkin in the container to help combat this. These are quick to make, but it making these ahead of time you could fry the sausage and store that until ready and just cook the rice at the time of need.

hand picking up goteborg sausage musubi

How to make Goteborg sausage musubi?

All you need is: Goteborg sausage, rice, and furikake.

Slice Goteborg sausage into ⅛ inch slices. In a large pan set to medium high heat, fry the slices until slightly crispy, about 5-7 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel to drain off excess oils. Arrange on a baking dish or serving tray with curled edges facing up. Add one scoop of cooked white rice, or the rice of your choice, to each sausage. Top with a sprinkle of furikake. Enjoy!

front view of musubis on a cutting board

Kaua'i's Popular Goteborg Musubi Recipe

Yield: 12 musubis
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Fried slices of Goteborg sausage topped with sticky, white rice, and sprinkled with furikake. Kaua’i’s popular  Goteborg sausage musubi is an open faced twist on the classic spam musubi. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Goteborg sausage
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 3 tablespoons furikake

Instructions

  1. Slice Goteborg sausage into ⅛ inch slices.
  2. In a large pan set to medium high heat, fry the slices until slightly crispy, about 5-7 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel to drain off excess oils.
  4. Arrange on a baking dish or serving tray with curled edges facing up. Add one scoop of cooked white rice, or the rice of your choice, to each sausage.
  5. Top with a sprinkle of furikake. Enjoy!

Notes

*You can also use poke, taegu, takuan, ume, and other options for toppings.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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By on November 9th, 2019

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I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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