Chahan

English: Chinese Fried Rice

Chinese Fried Rice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chahan is Japanese fried rice.  Originally from China, this is an example of one of the many foods that has been  assimilated and changed for Japanese tastes.  The main difference between Japanese style fried rice and Chinese style is that with the Japanese style you mix the raw egg with the rice before cooking.

Chahan

Ingredients

2 cups rice
2 eggs
2 tbs soy sauce
black pepper
White pepper
Vegetables such as onions, cabbage, bell peppers, kimchi/kimchee, etc, cut into uniform size
Vegetable oil
Pork or chicken (optional, cut small)

Directions

Sautee the veggies in a little vegetable oil.  When done, add the meat and the kimchi/kimchee if using it.

Meanwhile, beat the 2 eggs in a bowl with the soy sauce and some black pepper.  In another bowl, mix the egg soy mixture with rice until the rice is fully coated.  When the meat is finished, add the rice and cook a few minutes while stirring until the mixture is still a little “wet” but the egg is cooked.  If the mixture starts to look drier then it’s time to take it off the stove.  Serve and sprinkle with white pepper, if desired.

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