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Yakimeshi (Chinese Fried Rice) Recipe

This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! It’s an easy fried rice recipe that takes better than take out.

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This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! Get it at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Yesterday would have been my grandma’s 97th birthday. Unfortunately, though, it’s the second one we’ve had to spend without her. We were so lucky to have her as long as we did, but it’s never enough. You always want one more day, one more birthday, one more Christmas. So, instead of celebrating with her, I made Yakimeshi to think of her.

Yakimeshi is my favorite Japanese food.

Okay. Scratch that.

It’s my favorite food to eat in Japan.

My grandma introduced me to it the first time I went to Japan with her in 1998. It’s a Chinese fried rice called Chahan in China and Yakimeshi in Japan. It’s not the fried rice you get at a Chinese take out place here in the US. There’s no peas or carrots or yellow rice.

I don’t make it often, but the last two years, I’ve made it at least once a year.

Yakimeshi (Chinese Fried Rice) Recipe

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Yakimeshi Ingredients:

How To Make Yakimeshi:

Make the rice in a rice cooker. A good rule of thumb is 1 cup of rice per 2 cups of water.

This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! Get it at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Chop up the garlic and the bottom half of the green onions.

This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! Get it at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Chop up the ham trimmings, discarding any of the fat.

This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! Get it at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Cook down the ham trimmings in a wok until they are completely cooked and crisp. Set them aside.

This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! Get it at www.drugstoredivas.net.

In the leftover grease from the ham trimmings, cook the garlic and onion.

This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! Get it at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Add the cooked rice to the wok with the garlic and onion.

This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! Get it at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Quickly scramble the eggs in a separate bowl.

This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! Get it at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Pour the egg on top of the rice and quickly stir. You want the egg to break up and cook very quickly.

This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! Get it at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Add the ham trimmings back to the pan.

This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! Get it at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Chop up the greens of the green onion. Reserve a few for garnish.

This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! Get it at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Add them to the wok.

Add the salt and stir until everything is combined.

Use some of the green onion for garnish. Serve warm.

Yield: 6 Servings

Yakimeshi (Chinese Fried Rice)

This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! Get it at www.drugstoredivas.net.

This Yakimeshi recipe (also known as Chahan and Chinese Fried Rice) is amazing! It’s an easy fried rice recipe that takes better than take out.

Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white rice, uncooked
  • 5 oz. ham trimmings
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 green onion sprigs
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Make the rice in a rice cooker. A good rule of thumb is 1 cup of rice per 2 cups of water.
  2. Chop up the garlic and the bottom half of the green onions.
  3. Chop up the ham trimmings, discarding any of the fat. Cook down the ham trimmings in a wok until they are completely cooked and crisp. Set them aside.
  4. In the leftover grease from the ham trimmings, cook the garlic and onion.
  5. Add the cooked rice to the wok with the garlic and onion.
  6. Quickly scramble the eggs in a separate bowl. Pour the egg on top of the rice and quickly stir. You want the egg to break up and cook very quickly.
  7. Add the ham trimmings back to the pan.
  8. Chop up the greens of the green onion. Reserve a few for garnish. Add them to the wok.
  9. Add the salt and stir until everything is combined.
  10. Use some of the green onion for garnish. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 77mgSodium 760mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 9g

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