Thursday, March 3, 2011

Benihana Style Chicken Fried Rice

One of my favorite things at a Hibachi restaurant is the Fried Rice and Benihana's is so good.  I found a recipe online and am going to try it tonight!




















Recipe via Food.com:

Ingredients: (Serves 2)
2 ounces cooked chicken
8 ounces steamed rice
2 eggs
2 tablespoons onion, chopped
2 tablespoons carrot, chopped
2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
2 tablespoons green peas
1 teaspoon sesame seed
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon oil (use for cooking veggies)
2 teaspoons soy sauce (or more to taste)
6 pinches pepper
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
Sesame seeds
Salt to taste


Directions:
- Scramble eggs and chop after cooking.
- Saute chopped onion, green onion, seasoning and carrots in the oil until done and mix with chopped scrambled egg and chicken.
- Break off chunks of steamed rice and mix with vegetable, egg and chicken.
- Add sesame seed, minced garlic, ginger, salt and pepper, stirring well.
- Add butter and soy sauce into the mixture, stirring well until done.


Enjoy!

40 comments:

  1. I'm going to try this recipe tonight! Thanks!

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    1. so ive made this twice and the first time was okay but not great so i messed with it a little. i cooked brown rice ( healthier and i like that it puffs a little more than white) used 3 eggs to help absorb some of the grease since a few of the previous comments say its too greasy. i did only use 2 tbl of butter and i used sesame oil for cooking the veggies. no once the veggies are saute i keep the heat on and add the other ingredients and once it was all mixed than i turned of the heat but kept it on the burner. it is pretty dang good ( the keeping the heat on helps the ingredients to take in the other flavors.( i did leave out the salt since soy sauce has so much sodium) good luck!

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  2. Just curious - saw this on Pinterest. How did this turn out???

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  3. I too am curious. Do you have an update? Looks really good.

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  4. That looks like it would be a pretty close match. I remember them always putting a huge pat of butter in the rice! I'm going to try this one!!

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  5. That sounds awesome ... I'm going to try it this week.

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  6. I just made it and I thought it was too "greasy." Next time I probably won't add as much butter; although I only used about 3 tablespoons. It was good though; I used shrimp instead of chicken too.

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  7. I made this for dinner and I think it is missing something. I am not sure what it is but it wasn't quite right. I don't think I will make it again.

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    1. It's the white sauce that's missing ... Gotta have the white sauce!

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  8. it's missing the garlic !!! they don't just use any kind of butter, they use their special garlic butter! that's what makes it stand out from all the other fried rice! they also use a particular kind of oil too, can't remember what, but that might also affect the fried rice too.

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    1. Actually they make a garlic soy butter mixture and use no oil. My parents had a friend that was a Benihani Teppenyaki chef for 12 years and he gave us their recipe. This is not it.

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    2. Keribugs - would you be willing to share that recipe by any chance?

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    3. It needs to be toasted sesame seed oil! Big difference!

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  9. I made it last night and it was great! I used 3 T of butter and no oil. I put about 1/2 T of minced garlic with the butter when I sauted veggies. We ate it with extra soy sauce and it was yummy!

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  10. garlic butter and sunflower oil are what makes the benihana fried rice. i asked the chef personally when out eating last week. hope that helps.

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  11. yeah pretty sure the difference is the garlic buter and sunflower oil... Good call Swampscorch

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  12. I don't think it's sunflower oil. I think it's toasted sesame oil.

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  13. They squirt sake wine in it at all of our hibachi places.

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  14. The secret to really good fried rice is to make the rice the night before. Let it rest in the fridge uncovered for 24 hours. That lets the rice dry out a little. The other part of not having greasy, wet rice it that you don't use soy sauce or butter. What you want is the thicker Oyster Sauce. Lee Kum Chee is the best brand. It's think like ketchup and adds the perfect Ummai taste to it. Drizzle a little on hard boiled eggs. Yum.

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    1. Agreed! Can't make good fried rice unless it's day old, & I also use a combo of sesame oil & peanut oil. Alll great Japanese food is made with peanut oil..can't beat the flavor.
      Bon Appetite!

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  15. This is very similar to how I make mine but I add ginger. That is what gives it that yummy "fried rice flavor"

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  16. I made this again last night and added the fresh grated ginger, 2 garlic cloves and like the revisions so I changed the recipe. It's really yummy with shrimp as well!

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  17. I have to make that. It looks amazing. thanks for sharing
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  18. The other secret to great fried rice is getting the right rice. Uncle Bens will not do. You need to go to an Asian grocery store and ask, they will point you in the right direction and tell you how to cook it. It makes a HUGE difference!

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  19. This looks amazing. Found you through Pinterest...can't wait to read more.

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  20. This sounds good. I have always wanted to make fried rice at home too, so I'll try it. I just joined your blog, and hope you will stop by to visit mine. We used to live in Germantown.

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  21. Our hibachi uses peanut butter in their fried rice but you can't taste it. Maybe that is what's missing?

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  22. This recipe is now a favorite in our house. I love the addition of garlic and fresh ginger. Love it!

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  23. two things the author forgot to mention. The rice must be cooked, then cooled before adding to the other items. 2nd, in addition to the tablespoon or so of oil for the veggies, you should use about a teaspoon of sesame oil. It adds much needed flavor.

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  24. I made this tonight and it was amazing!! I used Garlic Garlic from Tastefully Simple though instead of cloves of garlic! I use three ladies brand jasmine rice too!

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  25. I used the same amount of butter, but added more of the veggies this already called for. I also added green onions/chives, peas and waterchestuts so it wasn't greasy at all!. *Suggestion* Mix together the minced garlic cloves, salt, and garlic salt, and sautee in the butter before adding the veggies. I thought it was just right!

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  26. I found this rice on pinterest and am dying to make it. I am happy to be your newest follower. When you have a chance check out my blog www.questfordelish.blogspot.com

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  27. I've never had Benihana's, but I tried this recipe and it's delicious! It's going into our regular meal rotation because it's so easy to prep ahead of time and throw together in the evening.

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  28. I make my fried rice very similarly to this recipe and it is fabulous. One thing I noticed it doesn't say that I have learned to do, is to cook your rice ahead of time and let it cool BEFORE you fry it up. I don't know why but the rice doesn't stick together and it doesn't clump up when it's cooled. Anyway, like Heather above said it is so easy to make ahead and in minutes it is ready to go!

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  29. Use COLD rice , WHITE GROUND PEPPER AND bout 2 tsp of sugar give or take keep butter to a minimum because of greasiness. THIS is HOW TO MAKE IT PERFECT. BTW ADDING MSG DOES MAKE IT MORE AUTHENTIC BUUUUTTTT I LEAVE IT OUT FOR HEALTH REASONS

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  30. MSG adds flavor and water chestnuts adds Chinese pizzazz!

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  31. This has become a meal I make on a regular basis now at my house

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