Wednesday, June 28, 2017

RECIPE: チャーハン Fried Rice (Chahan) + Video

チャーハン Fried Rice (Chahan) is a delicious Chinese dish that is also very popular in Japan. With the aroma of sesame seeds, minced garlic, and green onions (scallions), it brings a new life to your overnight cooked rice within 5-10 minutes of cooking time! BBQ Pork is a great choice in fried rice, but feel free to use ham, chicken, or shrimp. (Read TIPS below)

🥕 Ingredients List (Servings: 1-2)

Fried Rice:
1/2 pound BBQ Pork, ham, chicken, or shrimp. (diced)
2 stalks green onion (separate white from green parts)
1 garlic clove (minced)
2 cups cooked rice
a pinch of sesame seeds
1 egg
1-2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
a pinch of black pepper
1 tsp sesame oil

Cooking Tools:
Non-stick pan with lid
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Spatula (wood or silicon)


  • Make sure the rice grain is separated before combining with other ingredients. 
  • If rice was refrigerated overnight, bring them back to room temperature by leaving it out 1 hour before hand or simply microwave (for 30 seconds to a minute) it before cooking.
  • Avoid using a metal spatula! Or else you will scratch your pan!
  • Maintain heating to medium or medium-low. Cooking minced garlic is easily burn in the beginning.


Kamikoto is a maker of high-grade Japanese knives from the Niigata Prefecture in Japan. I am excited to use their slicing knife and utility knife (from Kanpeki Knife Set) for this recipe!
Kanpeki Knife Set includes one slicing knife (top), one meat cleaver (middle) and one utility knife (bottom)


Filmed and edited by Fanny Chu (AKA Japanese Foodie)

Video Music:
"Darktown Strutters' Ball" by Shelton Brooks, published in 1917.




  1. It looks so delicious and easy too! Thank you, it's my favourite food and now I can make it too :)

  2. One of my favorite dishes is fried rice.

  3. Yumm.. I have been looking for a good recipe.

  4. Thank you, i once had a Japanese friend who was a wonderful cook..I never could compare..this recipe is something I could do and really enjoy

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