One of my family's favorite dishes is Chicken Fried Rice. We have many great memories going to the Japanese restaurant Benihana to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions. Watching your Chef prepare the meal was always so much fun and entertaining. Come see me teach my son Kyle how to make Chicken Fried Rice.
2 pounds of chicken breast, cubed into small pieces
1 cup of chopped carrot (either frozen or about 2 large fresh carrots)
1 large white or yellow onion, chopped
5-6 green onions, finely sliced
Oil (safflower or canola)
FOR THE RICE:
2 cups of white rice
3 cups of water
Pinch of salt
FOR THE GARLIC BUTTER
1 stick (1/2 cup) of unsalted butter
2 cloves of minced garlic
The juice from one lemon
2 teaspoons of low-sodium soy sauce
TO FINISH THE BENIHANA FRIED RICE
Salt and pepper as desired
Toasted sesame seeds (optional)
Cook 2 cups of rice according to the directions. Allow to cool and set aside. Chop up the carrots, onion, green onion and chicken breast into small pieces. Set aside.
To make the garlic butter start by melting a stick of butter in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Mix in the garlic, juice from one lemon and the soy sauce. Stir well.
Heat a few tablespoons of oil on your griddle. Saute the carrots, onion and green onion and move to the cooler side of the griddle when done. Next cook your chicken until no pink is showing. Move over when done. Last step in to cook four beaten eggs and the rice. Pour the garlic butter over the rice and mix well. When done combine all the ingredients and add a few tablespoons of soy sauce and sesame seeds if you would like. Serve and enjoy!
To watch Kyle and I prepare this recipe simply watch my video below.