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black plate piled high with fried rice garnished with scallions

Hibachi Fried Rice Recipe (Best Benihana Copycat)

  • Author: Christina
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 1x



3 tablespoons safflower oil

2 large eggs, beaten

1/3 cup yellow onion, finely diced

1/3 cup carrot, finely diced

1/3 cup scallions, sliced

3 cups cooked rice, chilled

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 tablespoons light soy sauce

2 teaspoons white sesame seeds

Garlic butter:

2 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened

2 garlic cloves, grated

1 teaspoon light soy sauce


Prepare all ingredients and have them out in bowls, ready to add to the wok or skillet. Whisk eggs well in a small bowl. Finely dice onion, carrot and scallions. Measure soy sauce into a small bowl. Measure 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper into a bowl. Prepare garlic butter by stirring together softened butter, grated garlic and light soy sauce. Set aside.

Heat wok or skillet over medium heat. When hot, add 1 tablespoon of oil, along with beaten eggs and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cook well, cutting the eggs into small pieces. Once cooked, remove to a medium bowl. Wipe out pan and return to heat.

Next, add a teaspoon of oil to the pan, along with finely diced onion and carrots, and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cook 5-6 minutes, until softened and fragrant. Add scallions to the pan and toss for about 30 seconds. Add these cooked vegetables to the bowl of scrambled eggs. Wipe out pan and return to heat. 

Now add the final 2 tablespoons of safflower oil to the hot skillet, along with your cooked and chilled rice, salt and pepper. Use a wooden spatula to break up the rice and heat it through for 3-4 minutes. Now add the bowl of cooked vegetables and eggs, along with the garlic butter. Toss and heat through, letting the butter melt. Season with a good pinch of black pepper.

Finally, scrape the rice to the side of the pan and pour the soy sauce straight onto the pan, allowing the sauce to sizzle up for a few seconds and thicken. Then fold the rice into the sesame glaze, tossing and cooking until it is well combined and evenly browned. Add the sesame seeds. Taste and adjust seasoning. 

Remove from heat. Serve with additional sliced scallions, Hibachi Shrimp, Hibachi Salmon, Hibachi Stir-Fried Vegetables and Yum Yum Sauce.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Easy Recipes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Benihana Fried Rice, Hibachi Fried Rice, Fried Rice

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