Benihana Fried Rice

Benihana fried rice is so tasty. If you have been to Benihana, you know you should not skip the Benihana fried rice they serve. To me, it is the best menu item of all. With a few simple ingredients, you can make the Benihana fried rice recipe at home. Thankfully there are no exotic ingredients in this recipe. You can find everything you need at home.

Homemade Benihana Japanese Hibachi Fried Rice on a plate.

Benihana has delicious fried rice, you can get it prepared with chicken or plain. It is up to you. In fact, it is one of my favorite menu items at Benihana. This is made with basic ingredients you are bound to have at home. You will need rice, butter, safflower oil, carrots, onions, soy sauce, and garlic. This rice is irresistible.

Ingredients for homemade Benihana Fried Rice

You can enjoy this special dish at home.  It is easy to recreate this dish at home.  You will need to have some rice cooked beforehand.  I like to make extra rice, and then use leftover rice to prepare this dish.   This dish uses fresh green onions and carrots. Nothing tastes as good as freshly prepared food. You may want to serve this dish with my Sweet and Sour Chicken, it would make a great side dish.

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Homemade Benihana Japanese hibachi Fried Rice on a plate.

Benihana Fried Rice

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Benihana Recipes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 530kcal


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2/3 cup chopped scallions (green onions)
  • 3 tablespoons garlic butter
  • 5 eggs beaten
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cook the rice in the water according to package directions. For best results, spread the cooked rice in a shallow metal pan and stick it in the freezer to cool quickly. Do not let it freeze, though.   If you don’t have time to chill the rice, just spread it out so it cools completely.
  • While the rice is cooking and cooling, spread the sesame seeds in a shallow baking pan. Bake until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes, shaking pan occasionally for even color. Remove from the oven. 
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the onions, carrots, and scallions. Cook, stirring from time to time, until the onions are translucent. Remove from the heat and set aside. Heat another large skillet or a wok if you have one. Add a splash of oil and swirl it around. Pour the eggs into the hot skillet. Cook as you would scrambled eggs. When the eggs are barely done, add the vegetables, rice, 2 tablespoons of the garlic butter (you can add more if desired) and sesame seeds and sprinkle with the soy sauce. Stir-fry until everything is mixed and hot. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 264mg | Sodium: 1570mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6510IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 3.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Kimberly

    Their garlic butter actually has quite a few ingredients in it. Butter, garlic, ginger and soy sauce just to name a few. This recipe is very close, but it is hard to recreate their amazing garlic butter!

  2. Jesse M

    I have been to Benihana several times but a cup of carrots and onions seems a bit much. I ended up using 4 carrots to make a cup and a whole onion to make a cup as well. Does this seem right?

  3. Bitsy Hatch

    5 stars
    I made this recipe tonight and it was AWESOME!!! Only thing I did was saute some garlic with the butter, onions & carrots. Added some thawed out green peas to the rice and some sesame oil. Family loved it!

    • stephaniemanley

      You have some nice additions there. I will have to try some of your suggestions! Thank you for giving the recipe a try.

  4. jenn

    i think it tastes amazing! I don’t care if it is like Benihana’s; it is really good and I make it all the time, Thanks!

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