Simple Hibachi Fried Rice Recipe | Japanese Fried Rice
Simple yet full of flavor hibachi style fried rice that takes a few ingredients and 10 minutes to come together.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian, Global, Japanese
Keyword Hibachi style fried rice, Japanese fried rice
INGREDIENTS ( 1 CUP = 240 ML )
3cupscooked rice(any long grain white rice or jasmine rice)
¼tspfreshly crushed pepper or to taste
¼tspsalt or to taste
3scallions finely chopped
Prep ingredients: Prepare the ingredients in advance. Beat the egg, chop the scallions, crumble the rice with your hands, and set aside.
Scramble the eggs: Heat butter and oil in a pan or wok over medium flame. Once heated add beaten eggs and lightly scramble them.
Add rice and seasoning: Add rice, salt, crushed pepper, soy sauce, and chopped scallions.
Stir fry rice: Stir over a high flame until the soy sauce coats the rice well and caramelizes into the rice.
Serve: Turn off the flame and serve immediately.
Rice: Any long grain white rice or Jasmine rice will do. Be sure to use cooked, chilled rice. A day old cooked rice or leftover rice works best. You can even use freshly cooked rice, in that case, make sure to cool the rice completely and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes uncovered.
Butter: Butter gives the signature flavor of hibachi fried rice. Do not skip.
Sesame oil: I like to use a combination of butter and sesame oil. You could use only butter if you like. Vegetable oil, soybean oil are great substitutes.
Eggs: Another important ingredient in hibachi rice. Eggs add great texture, flavor, & protein to the fried rice.
Soy sauce: Soy sauce adds that umami flavor to the rice. I have used regular soy sauce. Use low sodium soy sauce if you wish.
Scallions: Scallions or green onions.
Salt & pepper: Use as per taste.
VariationsThis hibachi fried rice can be customized. You can add any protein or veggies you like. Ham, chicken, and shrimp are some popular additions. In vegetable carrots, green peas, bell pepper, onion, garlic are some popular add-ons.Tips for making the Best Hibachi Fried Rice
Use a day old rice: Cook the rice a day ahead and refrigerate. This will help the rice to dry enough and give the fried rice a perfect texture.
Use Butter: Butter makes the dish richer and even more flavorful.
Stir the rice over high heat: Stirring the rice over high flame gives the rice a slightly crisp texture and a smoky taste.