Benihana Style Fried Rice


Level: Super Easy

  • 4 cups cooked extremely dry rice, I like to use leftover rice from a restaurant 
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1⁄2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1⁄4 cup green onion
  • Neutral oil like canola or grapeseed 


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add eggs, and cook until scrambled, stirring occasionally. Remove eggs, and transfer to a separate plate.
  2. In a small bowl combine softened butter, garlic, soy sauce, and lemon juice. VOILA -now you have garlic butter!  
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan and add onions 
  4. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until the onions are soft. 
  5. Add the rice and let it start to fry. Cook, undisturbed, pressing down on rice with a spatula so it makes good contact with the pan until rice begins to crisp, about 4 minutes, and repeat.  
  6. Add in garlic butter, frozen peas, scallions, and egg. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes. 
  7. Keep frying the rice till it has the crispiness you want! I like mine extra crispy. Crispiness = deliciousness.  
  8. Taste the rice and make sure the seasoning is correct and there is enough soy sauce. Adjust accordingly
  9. Serve it up, serve it up!

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