Hibachi Inspired Fried Rice & Veggies

Here’s a fan fact; I love fried rice! But I feel as though it’s difficult to find vegan because most places are pretty traditional in the sense of adding eggs, or using butter. But now we’ve got our own recipe so we know it’s vegan and it’s super cheap to make!

Since M and I bought our tiny rice cooker we’ve been trying to experiment more with Asian cooking so one day we just though ‘hmm, fried rice sounds really good, I wonder how hibachi places make their’s’ and our fried rice recipe was born.

3 c white rice, cooked

1/4 c soy sauce

2 tbsp vegan butter

1 tbsp coconut, vegetable, or sesame oil

2 tbsp sesame seeds

2 tbsp green onion, minced

Whether you’re using a rice cooker or cooking on the stove, by the time it’s done you want to have everything for frying your rice ready to go. We’ve found that the longer you wait after the rice is done to actually throw it in the pan, the drier it gets once cooked.

So while the rice is cooking, mix together your soy sauce and vegan butter in a small saucepan on low. They don’t need to be ‘cooked’ together, you’re just looking for them to be melted enough to incorporate. Once that’s done, turn off the stove but keep the soy sauce mixture in the pot on the cooling stove. This makes sure it doesn’t conjeal before you have a chance to transfer it to a different hot pan.

Next, prep your pan. Start with a medium heat and toss in the oil. Once your rice is cooked, toss it in with the hot oil and give it a good stir. Make sure you don’t let it sit for too long, or it’ll burn! Mix in the soy sauce mixture and green onion, top with sesame seeds, and serve!

Enjoy!

Hannah

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