This flavorful homemade hibachi fried rice is a crowd-pleaser! Using inexpensive ingredients you most likely already have at home, you can make the perfect copycat recipe that is sure to replace your favorite hibachi restaurant.
Unlike our classic long-grain whiterice, this one has so much more flavor.
Hibachi Fried Rice is a classic dish you would get at a Japanese Steakhouse. But it’s incredibly easy to recreate at home for a fraction of what you would pay at a fancy restaurant. It comes out just as delicious, and you get to customize it how you please. Serve the rice with a variety of Asian-inspired dishes!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Affordable. Most of the ingredients in hibachi fried rice are pantry staples and don’t cost much. This makes this the perfect meal when trying to stick to a budget.
- Customizable. You can easily add different protein options or vegetables to make this your own.
- Quick to make. Not only does this recipe come together quickly, it is also very easy! Although it may seem complex, it is very beginner-friendly
- Makes great leftovers. Package in your favorite Tupperware and refrigerate for an easy lunch the next day.
Ingredients for Hibachi Fried Rice
- Hibachi sauce – our homemade hibachi ginger sauce gives this dish the remarkable, signature flavors that you get at a Japanese Steakhouse. Made with low-sodium soy sauce, garlic cloves, and ginger. You won’t want to skip this!
- Long-grain white rice – we like long-grain white rice but you can also use jasmine, or basmati rice for a different texture.
- Eggs – the eggs help tie this dish together and add some extra protein.
- Green onion – green onions are beautiful as a garnish but they also add a unique freshness to the fried rice.
- Butter – one of the key ingredients to making this hibachi rice moist and delicious. Butter balances the strong ginger flavors and adds depth to the dish.
For a full list of ingredients and quantities, see the recipe card below.
How to Make Hibachi Fried Rice
- Cook rice: Prepare your rice according to package instructions. Rinse under cold water and set aside.
- Make sauce: Following our hibachi ginger sauce recipe, prepare the sauce in a bowl, and set aside.
- Cook eggs: In a skillet or wok, scramble your eggs in butter.
- Combine everything: In the same pan, on medium-high heat, add your rice, sauce, and green onion. Cook until your rice is reheated.
- Serve, and enjoy friends!
Substitutions and Variations
- Add protein: You can easily add in your favorite meat, such as shrimp, hibachi chicken, salmon, or beef.
- Add veggies: Stir fry, and add bell peppers, carrots, frozen peas, zucchini, or mushrooms for some extra nutrients and a great taste
- Add heat: Add some red pepper flakes or chili sauce for an extra kick.
- Rice: You can use long-grain, short-grain, basmati, or jasmine rice. Just cook it according to the instructions.
- Hibachi sauce: If you don’t have all the ingredients to make the hibachi sauce you can try making our teriyaki sauce. It will change the flavors of the dish but you can still achieve a delicious result.
- Butter: If you want to keep the dish on the healthier side, you can opt out of using butter, but it adds an undeniably great richness and is the signature ingredient in hibachi style.
Hibachi fried rice can be served as the main dish complimented by sides. However, it also works great and serves as a side.
- With a protein: Serve alongside some teriyaki salmon or with chicken shawarma for a complete meal.
- With an appetizer: Serve some potstickers as an appetizer to the hibachi fried rice. You can serve the hibachi sauce with the potstickers as a dipping sauce as well.
- Add sauce: Make a yum-yum sauce to drizzle over the rice as a delicious topping.
- Serve with noodles: Cook up some hibachi noodles with some Hibachi Chicken or hibachi steak for a full restaurant-style meal.
Once cooled completely, you can package the rice in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for 3-4 days.
The main difference in the classic rice dishes is that hibachi fried rice is cooked with more butter than the also popular Chinese fried rice. The sauce used for hibachi fried rice is also richer in ginger, and garlic flavors than the more familiar Chinese fried rice.
If you are cooking the rice the day of preparing the hibachi fried rice, you will want to run it under cold water. This will allow the rice to stay separated and not mushy when the sauce is added. If you are using day-old rice, you can skip this step.
Store & Reheat
- Storing in the fridge. Store cooled rice in the refrigerator for up to 4 days
- Freeze. Make sure rice is cooled completely before packing it in either a plastic bag or tupperware. You can leave it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat: Thaw rice and heat over low heat with a splash of water.
- Reheat. Reheat the rice in a skillet over low heat with a splash of water or in the microwave until reheated.
More asian-inspired Recipes:
Hibachi Fried Rice (Japanese Steakhouse)
- ½ portion hibachi sauce
- 2 cups long-grain white rice uncooked
- 2 large eggs
- 3 green onion finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- Cook rice according to package instructions. Once cooked, rinse under cold water and keep covered. If using day-old rice, you can skip this step.
- Meanwhile, prepare one portion of our hibachi ginger sauce.
- Add the butter to a skillet or wok. Once melted, add eggs and scramble breaking up the eggs as it’s scrambled.
- Add the rice to a skillet with hibachi sauce and green onion.
- Cook until the rice is reheated stirring as needed.
- Serve and enjoy, friends!