Hibachi Fried Rice Recipe
This is one of my favorites. Who doesn’t love a big ol’ plate of hibachi fried rice? No need to call for take out tonight. This recipe is delicious and simple!
There are a couple of ways that I have made this. My favorite way, and by far the easiest, is using a rice cooker. About two years ago I received a Zojirushi Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker for Christmas. Omg this is the best invention since sliced bread! If you don’t have one, get one now! I told my husband I could marry this thing. He just rolled his eyes at me. With that being said I will tell you how I make hibachi fried rice in my rice cooker and on the stove, for those of you who don’t yet have one (seriously though…you need one).
But before I move on to the recipe, let’s talk about the actual rice. If you want more authentic Japanese rice, go with medium grain rice. This type of rice is stickier than long grain rice. You can find medium grain rice at any grocery store, but Asian Markets have more selections at better prices. Now on to the recipe!
- 3 cups medium grain rice
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1 tablespoon of bacon grease or 1/3 stick butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- soy sauce to taste
With a Rice Cooker
Cooking rice in a Zojirushi is a no brainer. Use the measuring cup that came with your rice cooker and measure out 3 cups of uncooked rice. Rinse the rice until the water is mostly clear, about 4-5 times. Drain as much water as you can. Fill the rice cooker with beef broth to the 3 cup line. Add the bacon grease (or butter if you don’t have bacon grease), salt, and pepper. Close the lid and hit start. When it is done cooking (don’t you love the cute little jingle it plays to let you know), stir the rice, then add soy sauce and keep on stirring. And that’s that! Super simple hibachi fried rice!
On the stove
Rinse the rice until the water is mostly clear, about 4-5 times. Drain as much water as you can. Cook the rice like you normally would, but use beef broth instead of water. When it is done, let if cool for a bit. Heat the bacon grease (or butter if you don’t have bacon grease) in a wok or large skillet. Add the rice and keep stirring until it is steaming and coated in the bacon grease. Add soy sauce and keep stirring until blended.
This is the super basic version of hibachi fried rice for when you’re in a pinch. If you want to fancy it up a bit, add cooked onions, scrambled egg, crumbled bacon, and snow peas just before adding the soy sauce.
This recipe has become one of my most requested. Hubby and daughter devour it every time I make it and my nephew (he just turned 5) thinks I work some kind of voodoo magic and my house is the only place he can get it. I’ll let him keep believing that…haha.
Now excuse me, I’m off to work my voodoo magic!