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Benihana Japanese Fried Rice

By Todd Wilbur


Score: 4.15. Votes: 27
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The talented chefs at Benihana cook food on hibachi grills with flair and charisma, treating the preparation like a tiny stage show. They juggle salt and pepper shakers, trim food with lightening speed, and flip the shrimp and mushrooms perfectly onto serving plates or into their tall chef's hat.

One of the side dishes that everyone seems to love is the fried rice. At Benihana this dish is prepared by chefs with precooked rice on open hibachi grills, and is ordered a la cart to complement any Benihana entree, including Hibachi Steak and Chicken. I like when the rice is thrown onto the hot hibachi grill and seems to come alive as it sizzles and dances around like a bunch of little jumping beans. Okay, so I'm easily amused.

This version of that popular side dish will go well with just about any Japanese entree and can be partially prepared ahead of time, and kept in the refrigerator until the rest of the meal is close to done.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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Benihana Expert
Oct 22, 2014, 22:00

The chefs at Benihana will tell you that they have regular butter and roasted garlic butter on their carts. They use the roasted garlic butter when making the fried rice. You can search for a roasted garlic recipe. After roasting and cooling the garlic, mash it and add to a stick or more of butter. Store in fridge until needed.

Ellen Nantker
Aug 6, 2013, 22:00

I've made this recipe several times and it is soooo good!