Reviving the Delight: A Guide on How to Reheat Musubi for a Flavourful Experience

How to Reheat Musubi: A Step-by-Step Guide


Musubi, a popular Hawaiian snack made with sticky rice and delicious fillings, is a treat that’s enjoyed by many. However, sometimes we end up with leftovers that need to be reheated for later consumption. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of reheating musubi while preserving its original taste and texture.

1. Gather Your Ingredients

Before starting the reheating process, gather the following ingredients:

2. Prepare the Musubi for Reheating

  1. If your musubis are wrapped in plastic wrap or parchment paper individually, leave them as is.
  2. If they are not individually wrapped, carefully remove any outer packaging and separate each musubi using plastic wrap or parchment paper.

3. Choose Your Reheating Method:

A) Using a Microwave:

  1. Place one or two musubis on a microwave-safe plate or container.
  2. Note: It’s best not to overcrowd the plate to ensure even heating.

  3. Cover the musubis loosely with another piece of plastic wrap if they aren’t already individually wrapped in it.

    Note: This helps retain moisture during reheating.

B) Using an Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Place the musubis on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

    Note: If they are not individually wrapped, make sure to cover them loosely with aluminum foil before placing them on the baking sheet.

4. Reheating Process

A) Microwave Method:

  1. Set your microwave to medium power or about 50-70% power, depending on its settings.
  2. If you have only one musubi, heat it for around 30 seconds. For two or more musubis, start with heating for around 40-60 seconds.

    Note: The exact time may vary depending on the strength of your microwave and number of musubis being reheated.

  3. Carefully remove the plastic wrap covering and check if they are heated through.

    Note: If necessary, re-cover and heat in short increments until desired temperature is reached.

B) Oven Method:

  1. Place the baking sheet with musubis in the preheated oven.

    Note: If they were individually wrapped using aluminum foil earlier, keep it covered during reheating process to retain moisture. Otherwise, proceed without covering them.

  2. Bake them for approximately 8-10 minutes.

5. Serving and Optional Additions

Once your musubis are reheated, you can serve them immediately as is or add some extra flavors:

  • For a traditional touch, dip your musubi into soy sauce.
  • Feel free to garnish with furikake(seasoned dried seaweed), sesame seeds, or even hot sauce for an added kick!
  • If your musubi contains fillings like spam or teriyaki chicken, you can also consider adding a toothpick to make it easier to pick up and eat.


Reheating musubi doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether you choose the microwave or oven method, following these simple steps will ensure that your leftovers taste just as delicious as when they were freshly made. So next time you find yourself with leftover musubi, use this handy guide and enjoy every bite!

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