Chicken Fried Rice

This recipe is inspired from my Teppanyaki Be-the-Chef training at Benihana last month. Now that I've made chicken fried rice on a legitimate habachi grill at the restaurant, I've got the confidence to replicate the dish on my little 4 burner gas grill. Trust me, this dish is better than take out and can be served as a main course with the addition of chicken. The key to this rice is the integration of sesame oil, egg and day-old rice. I planned ahead and used a rice-cooker to cook the rice to peak fluffy perfection and stored it in … [Read more...]

Fried Rice

When it comes to my kids and eating, I can guarantee three items they’ll NEVER pass up: pizza, pasta and rice.  As I’ve gotten more confident in my kitchen, I’ve taken more risks with these go-to meals.  On pizza I’ve added homemade pesto sauce.  To accompany pasta I’ve added peas and sautéed shrimp.  And with rice I’ve added grilled fruits and nuts.  So far, so good.  However, even with this burst of “culinary creativity,” I’ve never once attempted Fried Rice.  For some reason, I always felt like I couldn’t measure up--that dish was always … [Read more...]