12-Inch Teppan Griddle | Japanese Hibachi Style Fried Rice
This Japanese hibachi style fried rice is the perfect restaurant version and can be used at home with very few ingredients. Simple, plump and delicious. Try to go home and share it with your family.
For me, going to a Japanese steakhouse or hibachi restaurant is always fun.
I mean, there is nothing to love about this casual dining experience. You can sit around a hot flat-top grill with a group of friends or strangers, and let the chef prepare meals for you in front of you. If you are lucky, you will also get some fake condiments to squeeze on you and witness a pile of burning onion slices expertly moved to a pile of fresh vegetables as a choo-choo train.
It's food and entertainment, what's really not to love about it.
Although I like to go to restaurants to eat my Japanese food, I also like to cook the same dishes in the comfort of my own home. It is not difficult to make the same meals at home, especially hibachi rice.
What is hibachi fried rice?
Hibachi fried rice is a cooking method in which cooked rice is placed in a heated pot or a large pot, and butter, soy sauce and other ingredients are added. It basically combines all the knowledge you know about fried rice with butter and produces some amazing flavors.
At the beginning, the rice is already cooked and has time to cool down sufficiently. In restaurants, white rice is commonly used, but you can also use any rice you like. For this recipe, I plan to use some instant brown rice to save time. However, you can also use the takeaway meal left over in your hand. The key is to use cooked and cooled rice, because it will fry better than freshly cooked hot rice.
What do I use to make fried rice?
If available, you can use a wok. For this recipe, I used a cheap wok I bought when I went shopping at IKEA a few years ago. It heats up quickly and is big enough that I can move the ingredients in the pan without making a mess. I have one that is no longer from IKEA, but there are some that you can check on their website.
If you don't have a wok, then don't worry, because you can also use a large pan or even a 12-inch teppan griddle.
What are the ingredients of hibachi rice?
• 4 tablespoons butter, divided
• 2 large eggs
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1 small onion, chopped
• 4 cups rice
• 2 tablespoons soy sauce
• 1 teaspoon roasted sesame oil
How to make Hibachi fried rice?
1. Heat a wok or large pot over medium-high heat.
2. In a small bowl, gently whisk the eggs, salt and black pepper.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the hot pot or pan. Once the butter has melted, add the egg and fry until it is no longer runny, but it is still soft fry. Carefully remove the cooked eggs from the pan or wok and put them back in the small bowl. Set aside.
4. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the hot pot or pan. After the butter has melted, add the chopped onions and move in the pan until the onions are lightly buttered. Let the onion continue to cook until it becomes translucent.
5. Put the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and cooked onions in a wok or pan. Once melted, add the cooked rice.
6. Add soy sauce and roasted sesame oil to the rice. Stir the rice often, breaking it up as needed. Once the fried rice is heated thoroughly and is also slightly browned, add the eggs and stir to distribute evenly.
7. Add some Yum Sauce and serve warm, the rest is placed in an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator for 3 days.