How to Cook Like a Hibachi Chef
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If you have ever been to a hibachi restaurant, you should know how fun the entire experience is. Especially, the way they prepare the food in front of the customer while entertaining them is something you will not find in typical restaurants. But what’s more impressive is the taste of the food. You will surely love to had the delicious dishes filled with species again and again.
So, how to cook like a hibachi chef? Well, you have arrived at the right place to know the answer to your query. Below, we discuss some of the hibachi-style recipes that you can try at home. Check them out from below.
How to Cook Hibachi Fried Rice
In case you don’t know, Hibachi cooking consists of preparing the food in a heated wok or big skillet. The ingredients required for the recipe include cooked and cooled rice, soy sauce, butter, and the other things you require for cooking regular fried rice. You can use any variety of rice, but they use white rice in the restaurant.
So, here are the ingredients we are going to use:
- Cooked rice (As required)
- Butter (4 tablespoons)
- Eggs (2, large)
- Toasted Sesame oil (1 teaspoon)
- Onion (1, small and chopped)
- Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tablespoon)
- Salt (1/8 teaspoon)
Instructions for the Recipe:
Step 1: Heat the Wok or Skillet
As you see, the wok is typically is used for cooking the hibachi recipes in the restaurant. If you have a wok, use it for an enjoyable H cooking experience like the Hibachi chef. However, if you don’t have one, you can simply use a large skillet. Begin with putting the skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat.
Step 2: Prepare the Eggs
Take a small bowl and crack the eggs on it. Afterward, add the salt and ground black pepper. Use a teaspoon or the egg beater mixer to mix them properly.
Step 3: Add Butter on Wok or Skillet
Add one tablespoon of the butter in the skillet or wok when it becomes hot. Wait for the butter to melt and after that add the eggs. Once you add the eggs, you will require scrambling until they become less runny. Take out the egg after that while it’s still soft. You can also keep them aside from the skillet/wok where the heat is less.
Step 4: Add Butter to Sauté the Onion
Now after completing the eggs, add another tablespoon of butter to the hot skillet or wok. Let the butter melt and then add the chopped onion to it. Afterward, move around the onions on the cookware to make them lightly coated with butter. Stop cooking the onion once they become translucent.
Step 5: Add the Remaining Butter
Now add the remaining two tablespoons of the butter on the skillet or wok while cooking the onion. Wait for it to melt and then add the cooked rice. As we said earlier, it would be better if you use cooked and naturally cooled rice. Along with the rice, add toasted sesame oil and soy sauce.
Step 6: Frying the Rice
After adding the ingredients, begin stirring the rice frequently. Keep doing this until the rice is heated evenly and get a light brown coating. Afterward, you can add the egg and stir again to distribute evenly. That’s it, your Hibachi-style fried rice is ready. Now you can serve it with some sauce or other side dishes. You may also preserve the remaining on an airtight bag to eat within the next three days.
How to Cook Hibachi Chicken (with Sautéed Vegetables)
The Hibachi chicken is cooked in the same way on a large wok or skillet over high heat. It is one of the popular dishes in hibachi restaurants. Let’s see how you can cook the Hibachi chicken.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
- Large Chicken Breast (3pcs, sliced into smaller pieces)
- Sesame Oil (2 tablespoons)
- Vegetable Oil (2 tablespoons)
- Butter (2 tablespoons)
- Garlic (Minced, a few cloves)
- Soy Sauce (3 tablespoons)
- Onion (1pc, medium)
- Crimini Mushrooms (1 8- oz)
- Hibachi/ Yum-Yum Sauce
- Mayonnaise (1 cup)
- Ketchup (1 tablespoon)
- Rice Vinegar (1 tablespoon)
- Salt and Pepper
That’s a lot of items! But note that most of the items here will be used for making the sauce. So, if you don’t think the sauce is important, you may proceed without these ingredients. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Add the Chickens on Hot Oil
Add one tablespoon of the cooking oil and another tablespoon of the sesame oil in a large wok or skillet. Now put it on the stove at medium heat and wait for the oil to become hot. Then add chicken along with the seasonings, salt, and pepper. Now cook for one minute.
Step 2: Cook the Chicken
After that add one tablespoon of butter, soy sauce, and the minced garlic and sauté for a while until cooked through. Now put them aside in the cookware and cover with foil if possible.
Step 3: Cooking the Vegetables
Now add oil again on the same pan to become hot. Add the vegetables and cook them on high heat for a minute. After that, ad one-half tablespoon of butter, one tablespoon of soy sauce, along with salt and pepper. Cook them until they become fork-tender. You are done cooking now!
Step 4: Preparing the Sauce
Add the mayonnaise, ketchup, garlic powder, paprika, rice vinegar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Now add one tablespoon of water and mix everything for a perfect blend. You will require refrigerating the sauce for 8 hours before serving (it’s better to make the sauce prior). That’s it, your yum-yum sauce is ready.
In the above, we have shown you how to cook fried rice and chicken like the hibachi chefs in the easiest way. Although you can prepare them separately, the two dishes will be best enjoyed together. Let us know how they come along if you going to try the recipes.