Fried Rice (Yakimeshi)

Japanese love fried rice! We call it Yakimeshi, yaki means grill, and meshi means rice. We make it at home but ramen restaurants serve the best fried rice! We have many kinds of fried rice, beef, spicy, Japanese pickle, etc. I made a basic one this time.

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 15 minutes

  • 2 balls of rice (1/2 lb)
  • 1/4 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1/8 cup green onion (chopped)
  • 0.2 lb ham (minced)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 tsp chicken soup powder
  • 2 tsp sake
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt (for mixing with egg and rice)
  • dash of salt and pepper
  1. Mix eggs with steamed rice and add salt
  2. Heat oil in frying pan then grill onions, ham, and green onions for two minutes over high heat
  3. Add rice, and cook for 3 minutes over medium heat and add sake and chicken soup for 2 minutes
  4. Sprinkle salt and pepper, add soy sauce, and cook for 1 minute on low

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