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Yakimeshi – Japanese Fried Rice

Yakimeshi, which literally means “fried rice”, is another staple dish in Japan. It’s a rice dish that’s cooked using leftovers cold rice with eggs, veggies, meats or seafood. This is super yummy with all the Japanese seasoning!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup shrimp, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 ¼ cup cold cooked rice, mashed it with clean hands and separate the grains
  • ½ cup cubed ham
  • ½ cup frozen peas and carrots
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Green onions, to garnish

Sauce:

  • 3 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon mirin
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (optional only/or sriracha sauce)
  • Juice of ¼ of a lime

Directions

Preparing the spices

1

In a bowl, mix all the sauce ingredients. Set aside.

2

In a pan, heat oil and butter over medium heat.

3

Sauté minced garlic until fragrant, add shrimp and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add in the sauce mixture and toss until incorporated. Transfer into a bowl (remove from the wok). Set aside.

4

Using the same pan, cook the beaten eggs and fry them until done.

5

Then add rice and ham. Toss and turn to break up the rice. Keep tossing all the ingredients together and let it cook for a few minutes to toast the rice.

6

Add the frozen peas and carrots and let it cook for about 5 minutes.

7

Add back the shrimp, and toss everything well together until all ingredients are incorporated.

8

Garnish with spring onions and serve hot.

Serve hot with rice. Enjoy!

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