Yaeko's Fried Rice

Lynn Dine


The is a recipe that is from "The Best of the Best from Hawaii Cookbook" that I adapted for my tastes. Posting this for the Hawaii region of the world tour event.


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15 Min
20 Min



  • 3 Tbsp
    soy sauce or tamari sauce (gluten free)
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet cooking rice wine (aji-mirin)
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    grated fresh gingerroot
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp
  • RICE

  • 4 c
    japanese rice, cooked
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c
    zucchini, finely diced
  • 1/2 small
    onion, diced
  • 1/2 c
    frozen peas and carrots mix, thawed
  • 2
    eggs, scrambled, cooked and in small pieces
  • 1 c
    leftover cooked meat (bacon, chicken, pork, ham or spam)
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped green onions

How to Make Yaeko's Fried Rice


  1. For Seasoning Sauce:
    Mix all ingredients in bowl ahead of time. It can be left out until all other food preparation is done and it is ready to be added to the rice.
  2. For the Rice:
    Heat wok or very large cooking pot with oil, over medium-high heat; when pot is hot, turn down to medium. (Don't wait until oil is smoking, as the pot will be too hot, and the rice will stick and burn.) With greased hands, break up the rice before adding to the pot. This will allow for easier stirring and distribution of other ingredients. Stir rice until evenly coated in oil and warmed through. Add zucchini, peas, and carrots. Stir throughout. Add cooked eggs, and stir, scraping bottom of the pot to make sure rice is not sticking too much; if so, add a little more oil and turn heat down slightly. Stir for about 2 minutes, then add cooked meat; stir until distributed. Flavor with garlic salt, salt and pepper. Sprinkle sesame seeds in, then slowly pour the Seasoning Sauce throughout the rice (the rice should only be tan in color; if it is turning brown, there is too much sauce). Throw in the green onions last and toss for 2-3 minutes; take off the burner and serve.

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About Yaeko's Fried Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian

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