Benihana Japanese Fried Rice copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Benihana Japanese Fried Rice

Score: 4.18. Votes: 28
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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 lightning 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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  • 4 cups cooked converted or parboiled rice (1 cup uncooked)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
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Kathy Moore
Jan 27, 2019, 16:47

I have no idea how many times I have made this. Possibly the first TSR recipe I made, not sure how long ago that was, maybe 20 years ago. This is a great recipe, my go to for fried rice, delicious.

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.

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For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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