One of my favourite dishes at a hibachi style restaurant is the fried rice and it’s easy to make fried rice at home! One of the things that I notice, as they make the fried rice in front of you, is that they use plenty of butter and garlic, and that is the main difference between this and other fried rice recipes that I normally make. I like chicken in my fried rice so this recipe starts out with chicken and onions before adding plenty of butter and garlic! The day old rice is mixed in before adding soy sauce and then the eggs, which is cooked in the pan and scrambled a bit before mixing it into the rice. I like to keep things simple and use a mixture of frozen peas and carrots as the vegetables and they can be added near the end since they just need to be warmed. The final touch is toasted sesame oil along with green onions! This butter-garlic, hibachi style, chicken fried rice is one of my favourites and it makes either a great side or as a light meal all by itself; the leftovers are amazing the next day as well!
Hibachi Chicken Fried Rice
A hibachi style chicken fried rice with plenty of butter and garlic!
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1/2 pound chicken, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
- 4 cups cooked rice (day old)
- 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup frozen diced carrots
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- 2 green onions, sliced
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the chicken and onion and cook, until the chicken is cooked through and the onion is tender, about 7-10 minutes.
- Add the butter and let it melt before adding the garlic and cooking until fragrant, about a minute.
- Add the rice and soy sauce and mix well.
- Form a large opening in the middle of the pan, add the eggs and cook, scrambling a bit before mixing into the rice.
- Mix the peas and carrots in and warm.
- Mix the vinegar, sesame oil, sesame seeds and green onions in and enjoy!
Option: Use fresh diced carrots and cook them with the chicken and onion in step 1.
Option: Use your favourite fried rice vegetables!
Option: Add 1 tablespoon oyster sauce!
Tip: Let the rice sit for a few minutes and cook so that the rice at the bottom of the pan gets nice and toasted, crispy and good before mixing it.
Option: Serve with hibachi chicken and vegetables!
Option: Serve with hibachi yumyum sauce!
Option: Serve with hibachi ginger sauce!
Option: Serve with hibachi mustard sauce!
Would this work with cauliflower rice ? Thank you
Yes it will! Cauliflower rice is such a nice alternative to rice!
Libby Budd says
Thanks Kevin, this is delicious! I did use rotisserie chicken and mixed frozen vegetables- corn, string beans and carrots and added fresh cut up pineapple. Next time instead of chicken I’ll use bacon. As a child my great aunt made fried rice with bacon and I loved it.
Bacon is so good in fried rice!
Do you realize that you left out the zucchini and the mushrooms from the directions? Also, you do not suggest that the chicken be flipped while it cooks at medium-high heat with the onion. Did you mean to suggest it, or do you think that 7-10 minutes will be long enough to cook the chicken thoroughly and uniformly without the need for flipping? Me thinks that maybe you meant to specify that the chicken be allowed to cook for 7 to 10 minutes on each side! If so, when would you suggest that we add the mushrooms and the zucchini? And you would not add them at the same time, would you? Because they will cook at different rates, right?
Summary- you left out a lot of detail in this recipe, IMO, but thanks for sharing it.
This recipe is for the “chicken fried rice” or fried rice with small pieces of chicken in it. The photo with the mushrooms, zucchini and chicken is a meal that you can serve the fried rice with; you can find that recipe here: hibachi chicken and vegetables
Made this 2 days ago and it came out delicious. Had all ingredients except the green onions and will make sure to have them next time (because there will definitely be a next time). Thank you for this recipe.
Another 5 star! Alright I missed the note about scrambling the eggs a bit in the middle before mixing so mine was sloppy. But man, so tasty. Thank you for another dynamite dish!