Japanese Garlic Fried Rice

My secret ingredient makes this Japanese fried rice unlike anything else I’ve ever done… but boy, is it good! Buttery, garlicky, egg accents and that little something extra add up to a great-tasting, standout rice dish.


Japanese Garlic Fried Rice

5 minutes + soaking
25 minutes

2 cups Japanese short grain rice

3 tbsp Japanese ‘Kewpie’ mayonnaise

2 tbsp unsalted butter

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1½ tbsp soy sauce

2 eggs, lightly whisked

2 tsp finely chopped parsley

sea salt to taste

  • Step 1

    To cook the rice, place the rice in a sieve and rinse under running water. Then transfer the rice to a large bowl, cover with water and soak for 30 minutes. Drain the rice very well before adding to a medium saucepan. Add 2¼ cups of water. Cover with a lid and bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Keep the pot covered but remove it from the heat. Allow to rest for 10 minutes to allow the residual steam and heat to continue cooking the rice. Use a fork or wooden spoon to fluff up the rice.

  • Step 2

    Transfer 2 heaped cups of rice to large bowl (save the rest in the fridge or another meal). While the rice is still warm, mix through the mayonnaise.

  • Step 3

    Heat the butter in a pan over medium-high heat. When the butter is melted, add the garlic and stir-fry for a minute. Then add the rice and stir-fry for another half a minute. Then add the soy sauce and toss until well combined. Move the rice to one side of the pan and add your eggs into the empty side. Allow to set for half a minute before scrambling and mixing the egg into the rice.

  • Step 4

    Taste and season with salt to taste. Toss through the parsley and serve.

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What our customers say

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Japanese Fried Rice

May 3, 2024

Perfect recipe. Use a non-stick fry pan. I made my own Japanese mustard with mayonaise, dijon mustard, rice vinager and sugar. Ampped up this recipe and was amazing. Will make it again for sure.

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April 9, 2024

Really good. Will definitely make it with salmon

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Mayo you say??? 😀👌

January 16, 2024

My family loved it. Mayo was a big surprise. So easy and yummy. I’ll be making this more often. Thank you Marion!

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