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Hibachi Fried Rice vs. Chinese Fried Rice

Great topic. Benihana's used to use soy oil, now they use cottonseed oil. They use salted butter. The rice varies, but I've seen med. and long grain white. They use rice that has often been refrigerated so the rice will not stick. Soy sauce brand changes, but they have used Yamasa. They use salt and fine ground black pepper on the rice as it is being made. They also use a mix that has garlic powder and paprika.... but very little on the rice... more on other dishes. The main difference in taste from chinese fried rice is they use butter and MORE soy sauce, where chinese rice is predominantly less soy sauce (sometimes none) and more fat or oil.

May 22, 2010
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