Japanes fried rice (also known as Cha han) is one of those childhood foods of kids growing up in Japan. I always remember my mum making it for me as a child and the other day, I was just thinking about how I hadn’t had it in ages!
It’s so quick to make and you can add whatever you want, whether your vegan, vegetarian or a full on meat eater – do whatever flats your boat! I decided to make mine full of veggies just because that was all we had in the fridge (we seriously need to go food shopping haha!)
Japanese Fried Rice vegan, gluten free, dairy free
Day old rice (I used a mix of barley, brown and white rice)
1 small carrot, cut into small pieces
1 small courgette, cut into small pieces
Handful of green beans, cut in half
4 spring onions
1/2 clove garlic, or one small clove, chopped
Small amount of ginger, julienned
Extra virgin olive oil
Chinese seasonings for cha Han, alternatively, use soy sauce
Heat olive oil in a pan with ginger and garlic until fragrant.
Add carrots, beans and courgettes and cook until they are still firm.
Add sweetcorn and spring onions.
Once all vegetables are cooked through, add in the day old rice and Chinese seasonings.
Once everything is heated, serve with spring onions on top.