Japanese dishes are mouth-watering. Once you eat them, you will never forget the taste for a lifetime. The same case is for hibachi-style fried rice that’s popular worldwide, whether it’s America or the Asian continent.
The problem is most people think that they can’t make Blackstone fried rice at home. It’s only a misunderstanding, and to prove this, we’ve come up with this article.
Here we’ll share a go-to recipe for griddle hibachi fried rice. But before we discuss the recipe further, there are a few misconceptions that we want to clear.
Hibachi Fried Rice Recipe on a Flat Top Griddle Recipe
We’ll make fried rice on a Blackstone griddle top. Yet, you can also use any other griddle; there’s no need to worry about the grill brand.
The only thing you need is a big flat top surface that delivers the heat efficiently; that’s it. So let’s start our easy-peasy recipe of Hibachi fried rice.
What do you need for hibachi fried rice on Blackstone grill?
Here’s the list of things you need to make Hibachi fried rice. The quantity of ingredients depends on how many people will eat fried rice. We’re making it for a maximum of 4 to 5 people. So you can adjust the quantity of rice and other things according to your requirement.
- Boiled rice (2 Cups) – Remember that for Hibachi fried rice, you should use rice that doesn’t stick with each other. You might come to know that traditional Japanese rice goes best.
Yet, the truth is, the longer rice like Basmati or Jasmine make better choices for they are longer, more tasty and fluffy. Similarly, it would be best to use leftover cooked rice.
Trust us; leftover rice works best. So now you know what type of rice you should use. Here we’ll use Jasmine; you can also go with Basmati; it’s totally up to you.
- 2 Tablespoon Butter – Make sure to use salted butter; if you don’t have it, add salt to the fried rice.
- Egg – One
- Diced Onion – ¼ Cup
- Frozen peas and Carrots – ½ Cup
- Soya sauce – 2 Tablespoons
- Vegetable oil or Hibachi Cooking Oil – 2 Tablespoons
Recipe for Hibachi Cooking Oil
Above, we’ve mentioned the name of Hibachi Cooking Oil. This is the oil that chefs use in Hibachi-style cooking; that’s why we’re using it here. You can also skip this part and go with the traditional vegetable or canola oil.
What Do You need?
- Sesame oil – 2 tablespoon
- Olive oil – ⅓ cup
- 1.2 cup rice cooking wine
- ¼ cup of soya sauce
To make Hibachi oil for Hibachi recipe, you need four different ingredients. Olive oil, rice cooking wine, soya sauce and sesame oil. Gather all of these oils, pour them into a large jar and shake the bottle to mix the oil, and it’s ready.
Make the Flavorsome Griddle Hibachi Fried Rice
Here we begin with the instruction of making Hibachi fried rice at home.
Check the Temperature of the Cooking Surface
The first thing you need to do is to prepare the griddle. Bear in mind that the right temperature is the key to success, so start the griddle. And after a few minutes hold the infrared thermometer to determine where’s the hot, medium, and cold spots.
Keep all the ingredients near the workplace and start the journey. Determine which part of the cooking space you’re going to cook, then pour hibachi cooking oil or any other oil.
Fry Eggs on the Right Temperature
Once you’re done checking the temperature and pouring oil, hold the egg and fry it. When you see that the egg is cooked, quickly break the cooked egg with the help of a spatula. You can use salt and pepper in it if desired.
Cook Vegetables on the Griddle Top
Afterward, move towards the next part. As we’ve mentioned that the griddle also has a cold zone, but that doesn’t mean this zone is cold. Instead, it means that the food will not be cold in this place, nor the food will overcook.
So move the egg to the cold side, and use the medium heat spot for cooking vegetables. Add ¼ cup of diced Onion. ½ Cup of Frozen peas and carrots and saute for up to 3 minutes.
One thing to remember is that the temperature of each spot will go up.
That’s why it’s better to check the temperature of the medium spot with an infrared thermometer before frying vegetables. High chances are the temperature will be high, so in that case, reduce heat through burners and wait for a few minutes. Once you get the required temperature, start cooking.
Prepare Everything For Fried Rice
Move the fried vegetables to the cold spot and make a place for rice on the griddle. Ensure that the temperature is according to the requirement.
Fry Rice on Cooking Surface
Now add the boiled rice to the cooking surface and mix everything with the egg and vegetables with the help of a spatula. Later on, add butter on the medium spot or beside the rice but make sure it’s not frozen.
For time-saving, put butter aside in the workspace before cooking; it will soften until the time you need it. In case you don’t want to do this, then heat the butter for a few seconds in the microwave.
Mix everything well and simultaneously add soya sauce. You can also use crushed cloves of garlic, garlic powder, or even garlic soy sauce. It all depends on your choice. After adding everything, fry the rice for about five minutes or until you see everything is well mixed.
How to Serve Hibachi Fried Rice?
Cheer Yourself Up!
Delicious Hibachi fried rice is ready for you. But wait, you need to put in a little more effort, and don’t worry, it’s worth your time.
Garnish the Hibachi fried rice with onions and sesame seeds, and enjoy. In case you’re having guests and want to do something special.
Then for the best experience, cook shrimp, chicken, or steaks on the griddle. These food items go well with Hibachi fried rice on all occasions.
FAQs about Hibachi Fried Rice on Griddle
What’s Hibachi fried rice?
Most people think that the name Hibachi is the name of fried rice in Japan. But that’s not the case. Hibachi fried rice is Japanese fried rice. We used the name Hibachi before fried rice because it’s a famous and traditional cooking style in Japan.
Chefs use the Hibachi way to cook fried rice, which means they cook this dish in a wok or big skillet like a flat top griddle instead of normal cookware. Therefore, it’s called Hibachi fried rice.
What sauce do Hibachi chefs use on rice?
The most famous sauce that is used with Hibachi is soya sauce. Without it, you can’t making fried rice in Hibachi style.
Other than that, the sauce that’s famous for Hibachi fried rice is yum yum sauce. It’s made of different sauces like ketchup, vegan mayonnaise, and also with rice vinegar. Aside from the sauces and vinegar, you need salt, sugar, and smoked paprika.
What is the recipe for Yum Yum sauce?
To make yum yum sauce, you need:
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ tablespoon granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- ½ cup vegan mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar.
So gather all of these things and add them into a bowl. Mix everything properly and add the sauce to the Hibachi fried rice.
In case you think it’s too thick, then add a splash of water. And if you’re a person who loves spice in sauces, then feel free to add hot sauce. It will make the yum yum sauce more flavorsome.
Why should you understand the heat zones of your griddle?
Many people don’t know that there are cold and hot spots on the grill. It’s important to understand these hot, medium, and cold spots for making delicious food, particularly hibachi fried rice. Otherwise, we’ll end up ruining the flavor of the dish.
The thing is the griddle comes with different burners which means several gas tubes. The part of the cooking surface above the gas tube directly touched by the flames will be the hottest zone of the griddle.
In addition to the hot zone, there will be medium and cold zones. To find them, you need an infrared thermometer to help you understand the heat zone. So, once you find these zones, make sure to make Hibachi fried rice at the right temperature.
For instance, you need 350 – 375 degrees of medium temperature for fried rice. When you fry an egg, fry it on the cold side of the griddle means the area with below 325 degrees. And at the time of searing steaks, you need a high temperature or, in other words, the hottest zone above 425 degrees.
Is leftover rice best for Hibachi fried rice recipe?
The best thing you can do for Hibachi fried rice is to use a day-old boiled rice. This type of rice works best for this dish. In addition, it is a useful way to save leftover rice. However, if you don’t have leftover rice, then boil the rice and spread it on the baking sheet.
Wait for at least 30 minutes until the rice has cooled down. Don’t use wet boiled rice; it will ruin the dish, so make sure to wait even if it takes more than 30 minutes. Once the rice cools down and you feel that it is dry, then use it for making Griddle hibachi fried rice.
Hopefully, you enjoyed our recipe. We’ve tried our best to give you an easy-peasy recipe of Hibachi Fried Rice on flat-top griddle. Still, if you’ve any questions, feel free to contact us in the comment section we would be happy to assist you in making the best Hibachi fried rice.
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