Yakimeshi (Japanese Fried Rice)
This easy Yakimeshi (a.k.a. Chahan) recipe is a delicious Japanese fried rice that comes together in minutes from just a handful of simple ingredients.
Servings 2 servings
- 325 grams cooked short-grain rice (best when stale)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 70 grams ham (3-4 slices)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper (ground)
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 scallions (chopped)
Use your hands to crumble the rice.
Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat until hot and then add the vegetable oil, swirling to coat the pan.
Add the egg and let it bloom for a few seconds before quickly scrambling them.
Add the crumbled rice to the egg before it's fully cooked and use a spatula or wooden paddle to break up any clumps of rice or egg.
Add the ham, and toss to distribute evenly.
Sprinkle the salt and pepper evenly over the rice and continue tossing until the rice doesn't stick together.
Drizzle the soy sauce along the rim of the pan and then quickly toss the rice to coat it evenly.
Finish by adding the sesame oil and scallions and toss to combine.
To serve the Yakimeshi, you can press the rice into a bowl to mold it into a perfect dome.
Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 1107mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg