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Japanese Fried Rice

Japanese fried rice also call Yakimeshi. It tastes much creamier than Chinese fried rice. The major difference compare to Chinese fried rice is Chinese fried rice tends to use a longer grain rice, while Japanese fried rice uses the stickier shorter grained type rice.

Use day-old rice works best in this recipe, so plan ahead. Same to any other fried rice recipes.

It only takes less than 5 minutes to cook this dish. I love easy and comfort foods like this dish that were easy and quick to prepare, and the taste is incredible. This is my version of Japanese fried rice. Please try it out!

Serve 2


2 portions of leftover rice

3 tbsp of Japanese mayonnaise or normal mayonnaise

2-3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/2 cup of baby sweetcorn, roughly chopped

1/2 cup of garden pea

2 eggs, lightly whisked

2 tbsp unsalted butter

1 tsp of mirin (Japanese rice wine) or sugar

salt to taste

toasted sesame seeds (optional)

bonito Rice Seasoning (optional)


- Prepare all the vegetables.

- Add the rice in a large bowl, mix through the mayonnaise.

- Heat some butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until soften. Then add the rice and stir for a couple of minutes. Then add all the vegetables, stir-fry for another couple of minutes. Now add soy, mirin or sugar and mix until well combined.

- Move the rice to one side of the pan and add the egg mixture. Allow the egg mixture to set before scrambling and mixing with the rice.

- Now taste and season with salt. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and bonito Rice Seasoning.

Similar recipe - Egg fried rice.

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