The perfect easy recipe for whenever you’re looking to clear your fridge of whatever veggies you have lying around. I love having ‘chahan’ or fried rice in Japanese restaurants so decided to make my own!
Sesame seeds and chopped spring onions for garnishing
Break apart the cooked rice in a bowl.
Heat a pan or wok. Add 2 tbsp of canola or neutral oil. Once hot, add in the onion and garlic. Sauté until aromatic. Add in the carrots. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add in the rest of the corn, peas, and mushrooms. Season with 1 tsp salt. This will be a little salty but once the rice is mixed in, it will be just right.
Add in the cooked rice. Season with soy sauce and black pepper. Mix well. Cook over high heat, mixing constantly to avoid the bottom from sticking. Feel free to season with more salt or soy sauce if desired.
Finish off with some sesame oil and then mix well. Transfer rice to a bowl and pack with a spoon. Place a plate over and flip to create a rounded dome shape. Garnish with some sesame seeds and spring onions, if desired. Enjoy while hot!
Leftover rice and even day old rice is perfect for this!
The veggies and mushrooms are totally up to you! Feel free to use what you have on hand. I used frozen corn and peas.