If you’re a rice lover like me, this easy Hibachi Fried Rice recipe is a must! It’s so quick to make, and the taste is just too good.
Made famous by Japanese steakhouses like Benihana, it’s the perfect side dish for any of your favorite stir fry dishes.
Trust me, this recipe is a real keeper…
Hibachi fried rice is another one of our favorites. We first got hooked on it when we made Hibachi Chicken, but now we cook it all the time.
What makes it so special? Well, there’s just one secret ingredient…
What is Hibachi Fried Rice?
Hibachi fried rice is a variation of fried rice that’s typically prepared on a hot griddle, often right in front of the customers in restaurants.
The word “hibachi” is a term derived from Japanese, which originally refers to a traditional heating device.
However, in the United States, it is often used to describe a style of cooking where the chef prepares the food on a large, flat-top grill.
If you have a Blackstone or other such griddle, that’s perfect for cooking hibachi rice. However, you can easily cook it in a skillet.
What really makes this Japanese rice unique is that it’s fried in butter. Yes, delicious butter. It’s adds so much extra flavor compared to oil.
Trust me, once you try this fried rice you’ll see just what I’m talking about.
Hibachi Style Rice Ingredients
- Butter – The hero.
- Veggies – Carrots and peas.
- Aromatics – Ginger and garlic.
- Rice – Use cold leftover rice, preferably basmati or jasmine.
- Flavor enhancers – Soy sauce and a dash of sesame oil.
- For scrambled eggs in fried rice – Eggs and a dash of salt.
Hibachi Fried Rice Recipe
Heat butter in a skillet (or griddle if you have one) over medium high heat. Add carrots and peas and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add in chopped ginger and garlic and sauté for a minute.
Add in rice along with soy sauce and sesame oil, and stir fry rice with veggies, combining everything well.
Make a well in between the rice, pushing it towards the edges of the skillet. Scramble egg in the well with a little salt, then mix it with the rice.
The number one key to good fried rice is starting with cooked cold rice, preferably leftovers form the previous day. If you don’t have any on hand, you can cook rice fresh, spread it thinly on a baking sheet, and then refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
Hibachi Fried Rice Variations
- You can use the same recipe with brown rice for added nutrition.
- Make it a one skillet meal by adding some protein like chicken, shrimp or tofu.
- Add in more veggies like mushrooms, bell peppers, broccoli, corn or snow peas.
- Make a spicy variation by adding sriracha or any of your favorite hot sauces.
Leftovers and Storage
Leftover hibachi fried rice stores well. You can refrigerate it in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
You can also freeze it for up to three months. First cool it completely. Then, store in freezer bags, making sure to squeeze out as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn. Thaw in the fridge overnight before using.
You can reheat it either in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Make the best fried rice ever with this easy hibachi style recipe. That butter just takes it to a whole new level of delicious!
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Hibachi Fried Rice, on our Gypsy Plate… enjoy!
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1 large carrot
- 1 cup peas
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 tsp ginger, finely chopped
- 4 cups cold leftover rice
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 eggs
- salt, to taste
- Heat butter in a skillet (or griddle if you have one) over medium high heat. Add carrots and peas, and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add in chopped ginger and garlic and sauté for a minute.
- Add in rice along with soy sauce and sesame oil, and stir fry rice with veggies, combining everything well.
- Make a well in between the rice, pushing it towards the edges of the skillet. Scramble egg in the well with a little salt, then mix it with the rice.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 405Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 124mgSodium 428mgCarbohydrates 55gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 10g
Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.
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