If you want to be a confident Asian cook, you need to have a basic fried rice recipe. And I’m slowly starting to really hone down what my personal fried rice recipe should be like. Here’s one that I think is a step towards RJ signature status! It’s quick and easy to make, and easily customizable to whatever I can find in my kitchen. Enjoy!
Japanese Style Rice
Jasmine rice - cooked regularly, but I like mixing it with half long-grain rice to its a good blend of textures.
Diced carrots, onions, garlic, red bell pepper - sauté on butter and olive oil. Once the carrots soften and the vegetables cook, add your cooked rice and mix well. Make sure they get well coated with the oil and the vegetables are combined well with rice.
Soy sauce - two swirls around your pan should do it.
Mirin (Japanese sweet sauce) - one swirl around the pan.
Salt & Pepper - mix and combine it all well!
Sesame oil - turn off the fire and drizzle the sesame oil (simply for flavor) and give it one last mix.
Black toasted sesame seeds & chopped chives - toppings to make it pretty!
If you want to add a protein, you can add an egg and scramble it well with the rice, or add tofu/meat with the sauteing step.