Have you ever been to Benihana’s? We LOVE their food… it’s so delicious! However, they’re a tad pricey. So, when I ran across this recipe for copy cat Benihana Chicken Fried Rice you know I had to give it a shot.
Please note that some changes to the original recipe were found here.
Benihana Style Chicken Fried Rice
Serves: 2 as a side dish (we doubled the recipe and it made enough for 2 people as a main course with no sides)
- 2 ounces cooked chicken
- 8 ounces steamed rice
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tablespoons onion, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons carrot, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons green onion, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons green peas
- 1 teaspoon sesame seed, plus more to taste
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated
- 6 pinches pepper
- 6 pinches salt (optional)
- Scramble eggs and chop after cooking.
- Sauté chopped onion, green onion, seasoning and carrots in the oil until done and mix with chopped scrambled egg and chicken.
- Mix steamed rice with vegetable, egg and chicken.
- Add sesame seed, minced garlic, ginger, salt and pepper, stirring well.
- Add butter and soy sauce into the mixture, stirring well until done.
- This dish was very tasty. My husband would be happy if I made this weekly.
- I actually baked one whole chicken breast the night before (about ½ lb) and used that (which resulted in more than 2oz of chicken)
- I would have been happy with 3 cloves of garlic and only 2 Tablespoons of butter. It was a smidge too buttery for Chinese food in my opinion.
- I didn’t have any fresh ginger on hand and didn’t want to purchase some for just this one dish so instead, I used about 1/8 teaspoon of grated powdered ginger.
- I did not add the optional salt
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