Hey there, folks! Inspired by the art of hibachi-style cooking, this stir-fried rice combines the savory goodness of chicken, succulent shrimp, and an array of delicious ingredients. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting your culinary journey, you’ll find this recipe simple and satisfying.
- Day-old cooked rice
- 1-2 chicken breasts
- 1 pound of shrimp
- Peas and carrots (frozen)
- Soy sauce
- Sesame seed oil
- Olive oil
- Diced onion
- 3 eggs
Step 1: Preparing the Chicken and Shrimp
Begin by slicing the chicken breast into thin strips and then cubing them
Fire up your griddle or any suitable cooking surface. Set up a “Hot Zone” and a “Cool Zone” on your cooking surface. The Hot Zone is where most of the cooking will happen, while the Cool Zone will keep ingredients warm without further cooking.
Season the chicken with pepper and a bit of soy sauce to add flavor. You can opt for low-sodium soy sauce if you’re watching your sodium intake.
Place the seasoned chicken in the Hot Zone and let it cook, ensuring it’s evenly spread out to receive direct heat.
Step 2: Seasoning the Shrimp
While the chicken is cooking, it’s time to prepare the shrimp.
Add softened butter to a bowl and add minced garlic cloves (use a garlic press for easy distribution.) Spread the butter mixture evenly in the Cool Zone to create a bed for the shrimp. Season the larger shrimp with your choice of seasoning.
Place the seasoned shrimp on top of the garlic bed and cook until they curl up beautifully.
Step 3: Moving the Chicken and Shrimp
Once the chicken and shrimp are cooked through, transfer them to the Cool Zone to keep them warm. Continue flipping the shrimp and ensuring they are cooked evenly without overcooking.
Step 4: Stir-Frying the Rice
Time to focus on the star of the dish – the day-old cooked rice. Day-old rice is essential to prevent it from becoming gummy during the cooking process.
Flatten the rice on the Hot Zone of your cooking surface and break up any clumps.
Add soy sauce for seasoning. You can adjust the amount to your taste, but remember that a little goes a long way. Drizzle some sesame seed oil onto the rice for an extra layer of flavor. Mix the rice well and let it heat up. Remember not to over-stir, as the goal is to heat the rice without making it mushy.
Step 5: Incorporating Veggies and Proteins
Toss in some frozen peas and carrots. I use frozen veggies, making them convenient and delicious. Continue to mix and combine all the ingredients thoroughly. Then add in your chicken and shrimp and mix thoroughly.
Step 6: Completing the Dish with Eggs
Crack three eggs, scramble the eggs directly on the griddle, and mix them into the rice and veggie blend.
Ensure the eggs are fully cooked, adding to the delightful texture of the dish.
There you have it – a tantalizing stir-fried rice dish that combines the flavors of chicken, succulent shrimp, and an array of aromatic ingredients. This recipe provides a perfect canvas for your creativity, as you can add any leftover ingredients from your kitchen. Now, grab a bowl, serve yourself a generous portion, and savor the taste of this hibachi-inspired delight. Thank you for joining me on this culinary journey, and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more mouthwatering recipes. Enjoy your meal!
Chicken and Shrimp Fried Rice (on a Griddle!)
Preheat your Griddle to medium heat for about 5 minutes. Apply a thin layer of oil to season the griddle as it is warming up.
Cook the chicken pieces in another part of the griddle. Season the chicken. Flip the chicken, halfway through cooking. On a different part of the griddle, add the shrimp pieces and season to taste. Flip each piece of shrimp, half way through cooking. Continue griddle cooking until fully done but not over cooked
Add the day-old rice onto the griddle and squirt some water to create moisture, add in thawed peas and carrots and let cook for about 5 minutes. Make a hole in the middle to cook the scrambled egg. Crack the egg into the middle and then break the egg yolk. Use your griddle spatula to scramble the egg by itself until just done.
Combine the scrambled egg, rice, salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes and continue using the spatula to combine all the ingredients. Add the chicken and shrimp pieces to the rice mixture.
Sprinkle about a tablespoon or two of soy sauce over top of the fried rice mixture. Let the fried rice cook and get crispy bits mixed into it
Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed by adding more soy sauce, salt, and pepper.
When the desired flavor is achieved, remove from the griddle to a serving dish. Garnish with diced green onions and serve hot.
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