Chahan, the Japanese Fried Rice

Chahan, riz frit à la japonaise

Chahan, also called yakimeshi, is an excellent way to user leftover rice and make a quick and filling dish. Sauté your leftover rice with an egg and your favorite vegetables and that's it!



2 people

Preparation Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

10 minutes

Level of Difficulty




2 cups

Cooked Japanese White Rice

30 g

Shiitake Mushrooms

25 g

Frozen Corn

25 g

Frozen Peas

25 g

Soybeans (edamame)


1 teaspoon

Light Soy Sauce – Usukuchi

2 tablespoons

Dark Soy Sauce – Haizakura

1 tablespoon

Sesame Oil

1 pinch

Shichimi Togarashi


Green Onion

1 pinch

Black Sesame Seeds



  1. In a skillet over medium heat with a little cooking oil, fry the egg until it is cooked through. Break it into pieces and set aside.
  2. Slice the shiitake mushrooms. In the same skillet over high heat, sauté the mushrooms in sesame oil for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Deglaze with the light soy sauce.
  3. Add the peas, corn, and soybeans (edamame) and a tablespoon of water. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add the rice taking care of breaking up the lumps.
  5. Add the dark soy sauce and shichimi togarashi. Stir-fry the ingredients until the rice starts to crisp slightly. This may take 3-4 minutes.
  6. Mix in the egg, chopped green onions and the black sesame.
  7. Serve in a bowl forming a small mound with the rice.



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