Hawaii Attempts Spam Musubi Record

Published On: Sep 11 2011 04:24:06 AM HST
Updated On: Sep 11 2011 04:30:14 AM HST
World Record Spam Mususbi

HONOLULU -

Hawaii's love of rice was celebrated Sunday with an attempt at the world's biggest spam musubi.

Magic Island was the site of the second annual Hawaii Rice Festival. Rice was the star attraction, with cooking demonstrations, cooking competitions and plenty of samples for the crowds to taste.

The highlight was the construction of what was hoped to be a Guinness Book of Records winning musubi that weighed in at over 200 pounds.

Volunteers worked all afternoon assembling the mammoth musubi.

"Making sure the rice is packed enough so it doesn't tall apart. We have to make the rice is cool and then pack it in at the same height and density at each step so it doesn't fall over," said Nicole Okamura, who was helping build the musubi.

Some of the proceeds from the event will go to the Hawaii Food Bank. And volunteers said the big musubi would be cut up and given to the homeless.

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