Benihana Fried Rice
This is a pretty famous teppan style fried rice recipe that I think is tops:
Teppan cooking requires a large flat top griddle, a pancake griddle works perfect but a large pan or wok can be used.
The secret is taking 2 cups raw long grain rice and rinse it well until starch is out.
cook the rice 98% done and do not over cook the rice. you do not want a sticky mess.
Once the rice is finished scoop it out onto a plate and let it cool for 5 minutes uncovered.
place it into a sealed container and "refridgerate" it over night. Very important step that you must do!
Here are the ingredients:
2 cups of long grain white rice
1 head of well minced garlic
3/4 stick well softened butter
1 cup frozen peas (not canned)
1 cup small diced white onion
1 tbl spoon peanut oil
1/2+ cup soy sauce (prefer low sodium so you can add salt if needed later)
1 1/2 tbl spoon toasted sesame seed oil
2 tbl spoon toasted sesame seeds
diced green onion as garnish
mix the butter and minced garlic and set aside at room temp. heat grill to med/high.
in a separate saute pan, lightly saute the diced onion in a small bit of garlic butter then reserve for later.
in seperate saute pan toast up sesame seeds but do not burn them, just lightly brown and reserve for later.
pour and coat entire cooking surface of pan with peanut oil. pour in cold precooked white rice.
do not stir for 10 minutes. let it get a nice brown char going. Then stir and repeat. add bits of garlic butter throughout the process.
once the rice has gotten a nice light browning over 75% of it, add all over soy sauce. drizzel some sesame seed oil very lightly all over for
make a center opening in the rice on the pan about 3 or 4 inches wide. crack both the eggs into the open area. let it fry for 2 minutes and then
stir the egg so the yoke is broken up a bit and cooked through. toss the egg into all the rice. add more soy to taste and garlic butter. add frozen
peas. add onion and stir well the rice.
add more soy to taste if needed.
top each dish with diced green onion
top entire surface of rice with the toasted seeds, add as much as you want, more is better!
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This dish tastes great the next day too!
Everyone loves this recipe and asks for it and so I hope you do too
edit on 6/1/2011 by YAHUWAH SAVES because:
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