Copycat Benihana’s Fried Rice Recipe

1 cup uncooked white rice
5 Tablespoons Butter
1 cup Chopped onion
1 cup Chopped carrots
2/3 cup Chopped scallions
3 Tablespoons Sesame seeds
1 extra large Egg
5 Tablespoons Soy sauce

Cook rice according to the instructions on the package. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add onions, carrots and scallions. Sauté until carrots become soft.  Set aside.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place sesame seeds in a shallow pan.
Bake until golden brown (10 to 15 minutes), shaking pan occasionally for even color. Lightly grease another skillet. Beat eggs. Pour into hot skillet.
Cook as you would scrambled eggs. Combine rice, vegetables, sesame seeds and eggs. Add soy sauce. Stir. Salt and pepper to taste.



  1. I just got this recipe so haven’t done it yet but–when I do I’ll cook & chill the rice (cold/old-1 day old at least)first. It makes a much better fried rice dish.

  2. u forgot garlic butter, zucchini, mushrooms, sesame oil. I asked the cook.

  3. There is no zucchini or mushrooms in Benihanas fried rice. They forgot the chicken & need more eggs. I just made a copycat recipe last night for the fried rice & it was ALMOST spot on, just the ingredient amounts on the recipe were too small. But the recipe I used was almost the same as this one & is very good.

  4. I just made my own version using garlic butter and toasted sesame oil and it was fantastic. Add 2 big cloves of garlic macerated w/kosher salt to the butter and cream together. I also added 2 more eggs. YUMMMO

  5. This is absolutely NOT like Benihana’s fried rice recipe. I know for a fact that Benihana uses garlic butter in their recipe, since I always ask the chef’s whats in the fried rice, every time I go, hoping I will get more information. The version I make at home now, is almost identical to the Benihana version….. and not like the recipe here…. No garlic… not Benihana.

  6. I made mine using garlic oil that I bought at an asian market.My guess was, that was what was in one of those squirt bottles they use at the restaurant table. Tasted right!

  7. I just went to Benihana’s last night. It had onions, mushrooms, carrots, zucchini, sesame seeds, garlic butter, eggs, chicken, salt, pepper & soy sauce. I had teriyaki added, it was awesome.

  8. Candance and everyone who is calling it zucchini, I know for a fact it is chopped green onions. I have their recipe, it is basically the above but minus scallions, onions, then add green onions and a stick of garlic butter…Also there is definitely no mushroom in the original benihana fried rice, these onion locations must be trying to get creative with it…

  9. The next time I read a site, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as considerably as this 1. I imply, I know it was my option to read, but I in fact believed youd have a thing interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about some thing that you just could fix when you werent too busy searching for attention.

  10. I’m always interested to read about rice recipes. Looks like this one might be nice. Although there seems to be a bit of washing up required!

  11. Each Chef makes the rice differently. They do it to their own taste. Just like each of the Chefs there don’t perform the same. The Chefs do the basics the same but they have the own style.
    They don’t put zucchini in the fried rice. They make that first with onion and plop it on your plate. That’s one of the basics they do there.

  12. I used this recipe added sesame seed oil, garlic powder and fresh garlic to offset not having garlic butter, a lot more butter, and laundry’s season salt to boost up the salt and it was honestly pretty spot on… I think the secret is the sesame seed oil to tell the truth.

  13. The rice consist of white rice, carrots, scallions, onion, sesame seeds (sprinkled at the end), eggs, soy sauce, garlic butter and safflower oil (that’s the oil used), chicken optional. That is their recipe. Benihana uses 3 eggs in the rice when cooking for a table of 12.

  14. Okay people, since I worked at Benihana and dealt with this everyday, the fried rice is: safflower oil, regular soy sauce, roasted garlic butter, scallions, carrots, onions,eggs, buttered rice, and sesame seeds. Chicken is optional but highly recommended. Garlic butter is simple, mix minced roasted garlic(easily found in grocery stores) with softened butter. Easy peasy. The rice is freshly made everyday and butter is added so that it doesn’t stick to the grill. Oh and it’s one egg for every two orders. Mushrooms, zucchini and onions are separate items that come with every hibachi order.

  15. THANK YOU THANK YOU ME!!!!! Your sounds like the real deal and I always get the habachi chicken so thats why I always have the mushrooms, zucchini, and onions!!!!! You are Awesome!!!! Thanks again you just made my year!!!! =)

  16. Hey, you forgot the “garlic” in the garlic butter they use to make it…. and when you make it, use a little of the “mustard sauce” and pour on top of the rice they serve to dip the meat in and it is downright delish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Looking for the mustard sauce recipe (everybody thinks its peanut sauce), but I asked, its not. Heard they use a little wasabi in it. (very little)

  17. Instead of garlic butter i mince garlic and sautee it with my veggies. Then I use regular butter. I also make sticky rice with the rice cooker and chill it then fry it. Olive oil or safflower oil work well. Took me a while to perfect it-the ingredients are simple it’s mainly technique. But my famliy actually thinks mine is better.

  18. Jesus people, just go there and ask for a small cup of their garlic butter. I did.

  19. kroger grocery store sells the garlic butter
    and you can order it from a ton of places on the web
    the object of fried rice is to combine ingredients into rice. If you want chicken add chicken, beef, fish, shrimp, or any other thousands of combinations. But you can do all of that without posting stupid comments and telling everyone why their wrong.

  20. @ME Thanks I’ll have to try this I totally forgot about the green onions and safflower oil my mother told me safflower oil n I didn’t believe her lol I’ll have to try it with these two imgrediamts n hopefully I’ll get it right it’s almost there but not quite and I live in Fairbanks Alaska so we don’t have a benihanas Thanks so much n for the girl that keeps saying zucchini and mushrooms that’s a side dish NOT in the rice

  21. I’ve made this recipe a couple of times now with the addition of the garlic and it is great. Usually add garlic shrimp to it. My husband loves it.

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