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Yakimeshi fried rice recipe

Now, here is a simple recipe for making Yakimeshi fried rice.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Fried rice
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $5

Ingredients

  • 325 g cooked short grain rice stale will work best
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 70 g. ham
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 scallions chopped

Instructions

  • Crumble rice with your hands.
    Crumble rice with your hands
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add vegetable oil and tilt pan to ensure it’s coated.
    Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add vegetable oil and tilt pan to ensure it’s coated
  • Add egg. Allow to bloom, then scramble.
    Add egg. Allow to bloom, then scramble.
  • Add crumbled rice to the egg before it becomes cooked. Use a spatula to break up any clumps.
  • Add ham tossing to distribute evenly.
    Add ham tossing to distribute evenly
  • Sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Toss rice to make sure seasonings are distributed and to keep it from sticking.
    Sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Toss rice to make sure seasonings are distributed and to keep it from sticking
  • Drizzle soy sauce on the edge of the pan and toss the rice to ensure it’s coated.
    Drizzle soy sauce on the edge of the pan and toss the rice to ensure it’s coated
  • Add sesame and scallions. Toss to combine.
  • Press rice into a bowl to mold it. Release from bowl and serve.
    Press rice into a bowl to mold it. Release from bowl and serve

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Notes

  • To give this recipe a protein boost, add an extra egg.
  • Putting the rice in the egg beforehand will coat the rice making it less sticky and easier to work with.
  • The soy sauce is put on the edge of the pan as this caramelizes the sauce instantly.
  • Two spatulas can be used to mix the ingredients but tossing them in the pan is a more efficient way to cook.
  • Scallions and sesame oil are great for adding color and flavor.
  • Variations include adding curry powder to make curry fried rice. You can also add chicken instead of ham and season it with ketchup.